For the purposes of connections, the types of connection assets are classified as follows:

Private supply infrastructure

This includes a water supply pipe or drain within the boundary of the premises which facilitates the connection of that premises to the pipe associated with the service connection. The customer is responsible for funding and installing, and retains ownership and maintenance responsibility of, all private supply infrastructure associated with the connection.

Service connection infrastructure

This includes the infrastructure associated with a service connection.

Local infrastructure

For some developments including housing developments, this is the infrastructure that is located within the boundary of the new development and which will be constructed to facilitate water supply and/or wastewater collection from the development.

Public infrastructure

For water, this includes assets such as water mains, water pumping stations, and associated accessories that are in the ownership of Irish Water.

For wastewater, this includes assets such as sewers, wastewater pumping stations, and associated works that are in the ownership of Irish Water.

Strategic infrastructure

For water, this includes assets such as raw water intake systems, raw water reservoirs and aqueducts, water treatment works, service reservoirs, pumping stations, strategic trunk mains and their accessories.

For wastewater, this includes assets such as trunk sewer systems, main pumping stations, rising mains, wastewater treatment works and treated effluent outfalls and their accessories. All these strategic assets are in the ownership of Irish Water.

Pipe Responsibilities Diagram
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