Developer services

We offer a range of resources and support material for developers, offering a helping hand through the entire process, including design vetting and construction phases.

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.

Developer Processes

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

Pipe Responsibilities

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.

Strategic Housing Developments

The Planning and Development (Strategic Housing Development) Regulations 2017allows for certain types of planning applications to be made direct to An Bord Pleanála. These are referred to as Strategic Housing Development (SHD).

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.

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.

Project Works Services Agreement

Where significant impact on the public water and /or wastewater infrastructure is considered likely as a result of a particular new or modified connection, applicants may be required to enter into a Project Works Services Agreement with Irish Water. A Project Works Services Agreement will require the applicant to pay the financial costs relating to the necessary engineering assessments prior to entering into a formal Connection Agreement.

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.

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.