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Experience Based Accreditation Scheme

Uisce Éireann's Experience Based Accreditation means a Contractor has demonstrated the required level of experience to carry out Self-Lay works in the public road (view criteria for inclusion in the Self-Lay Programme). This scheme was established in partnership with Developers and Contractors on June 24th 2022. Below you can view a list of Contractors who are accredited by Uisce Éireann, or alternatively apply to become an accredited Contractor.

Supporting housing delivery

This Experience Based Accreditation scheme facilitates the delivery of water service infrastructure to support housing in Ireland. It does this by recognising best practice standards for the Self-Lay in the public road of water services infrastructure by Developers and Contractors.

Scheme objectives

  • Maintain consistent high standards for the water infrastructure industry
  • Enable the housing industry/Developers to deliver water infrastructure more efficiently
  • Support expertise in the water industry by Developers and Contractors through accreditation
The Scheme will assist Developers and Contractors in their delivery of housing while protecting water and wastewater infrastructure to ensure a safe and reliable water services is provided to customers into the future.


"Carty Contractors Ltd. welcome the proposal by Uisce Éireann to establish an accreditation scheme that will recognise the positive engagement by Contractors with Uisce Éireann's requirements since 2014"

"CIF welcomes this excellent initiative by Uisce Éireann which will facilitate us in delivering housing in a timely and efficient manner. Our members are committed to meeting the highest standards in the construction of housing and associated infrastructure. This Experience Based Accreditation Scheme recognises this and supports the ongoing development of expertise in the water industry by Developers and Contractors through Experience Based Accreditation"

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