Developer Services

Covid 19 Notice, 8 January 2021: We are continuing to complete PCE assessments, Connection Application assessment, issue offers, receipt connection payments, as well completing on-site inspections for the specified essential housing development sites that meet the criteria and are included in the approved list of priority sites by the Government. We will continue to take booking for scheduled site inspections at these sites via our email address. We will continue to make connections and support the Government on the sites that meet the criteria and are included in the approved list of priority sites. In the event of an emergency situation requiring a connection, such as a HSE facility, please contact us directly and we will facilitate the request.  We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of these restrictions. 


Guide to Connect

We have compiled a Guide to Connect booklet to explain how developers can get their developments connected to the Irish Water network.

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Developer Processes

There are three key processes which you will need to follow when getting a development connected to the Irish Water network.

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Pipe Responsibility

It is important to understand the water and wastewater infrastructure owned by Irish Water and the water and wastewater infrastructure which will remain private in the future.

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Strategic Housing Development

Developers need to understand the SHD process and what is required from Irish Water to facilitate it.

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Technical Guidance

The Standard Details and Codes of Practice outline Irish Water’s requirements and provide technical guidance for developers in the provision of water and/or wastewater infrastructure that is to be installed in developments and that will be connected to the water and/or wastewater networks.

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On-Site Guidance

This library of documents provides guidance for those involved in the construction of new developments which are connecting to the Irish Water network.

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Diversion and Build-Over Enquiry

If you are considering a development proposal, it is best practice to contact us in advance of designing your proposal to determine the location of public water services assets.

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Self Lay in the Public Road

Irish Water is delivering a pilot project that is facilitating Self Lay of water services infrastructure in public roads by developers on behalf of Irish Water.

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Developer FAQs

Check to see if there are answers to the questions you might have about how to connect your housing development to the Irish Water Network.

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