Self-Lay in the public road

Irish Water is delivering a programme that is facilitating Self-Lay of water services infrastructure in public roads by developers.

Submissions for inclusion in this programme will now be considered under the following circumstances:

  • ​The developer must have a valid Connection Application for the development with Irish Water currently or be in receipt of a valid Connection Offer for the development.
  • Minimum of 20m of mains extension required in public road.
  • Minimum of 25 new units will be serviced by the Self-Lay works.
  • Significant synergies exist with other work to be undertaken in the public road.(e.g. other utility works or road upgrade works).
  • As of July 1st 2022, submissions for inclusion in the programme must nominate an accredited Contractor to complete the Self-Lay works. Visit our Experience Based Accreditation page.
  • Irish Water will consider the inclusion of new public side pumping stations in this Self-Lay programme on a case by case basis.

It is unlikely that applications for inclusion in the programme will be successful in the following circumstances:

  • The developer cannot acquire the necessary statutory obligations associated for the works to be delivered e.g. planning permissions, road opening requirements.
  • Upgrades are required to existing Irish Water “Treatment Infrastructure” such as treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, abstraction works as defined by the Connection Charging Policy.
  • Undertaking the required works would have an impact on existing customers.
  • Other developments are dependent on the delivery of the required water services infrastructure.

Irish Water is open to considering the developer’s use of our approved regional connection contractors to undertake the required work in the public road and is open to the use of contractors that have proven experience in the provision of water services infrastructure within development sites in accordance with Irish Water's technical requirements.

If new water services infrastructure in the public road is required to connect your development to the Irish Water network and if you consider that significant synergies exist then you may wish for your development to be considered for inclusion in this programme.

Approval in advance from Irish Water is required before a developer can proceed to deliver Self-Lay in the public road.

If you would like to submit a project for consideration, please contact Irish Water and quote your CDS reference number. You can contact us in the following ways:

Telephone:

1800 278 278 or +353 1 707 2828 (Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm)

Email:

newconnections@water.ie

By Post:

Irish Water,
PO Box 860,
South City Delivery Office,
Cork City.


FAQ's

Irish Water is delivering a programme that is facilitating Self-Lay of water services infrastructure in the public road by developers. This is an opportunity for developers who are delivering other infrastructure works in the public road to benefit from synergies by also delivering the water and waste water infrastructure facilitating their development.

Submissions for inclusion in this pilot project will now be considered under the following circumstances

  • The developer must have a valid Connection Application for the development with Irish Water currently or be in receipt of a valid Connection Offer for the development.
  • Minimum of 20m of mains extension required in public road.
  • Minimum of 25 new units will be serviced by the Self-Lay works.
  • Significant synergies exist with other work to be undertaken in  the public road.(e.g. other utility works or road upgrade works).
  • Irish Water will consider the inclusion of new public side pumping stations in this Self-Lay programme on a case by case basis.

It is unlikely that applications for inclusion in the programme will be successful in the following circumstances:​

  • The developer cannot acquire the necessary statutory obligations associated for the works to be delivered e.g. planning permissions, road opening requirements.
  • Upgrades are required to existing Irish Water “Treatment Infrastructure” such as treatment plants, pumping stations, reservoirs, abstraction works as defined by the Connection Charging Policy.
  • Undertaking the required works would have an impact on existing customers.
  • Other developments are dependent on the delivery of the required water services infrastructure.

Irish Water is open to considering the developer’s use of our approved regional connection contractors to undertake the required work in the public road and is open to the use of contractors that have proven experience in the provision of water services infrastructure within development sites in accordance with Irish Water's technical Requirements. These contractors must pass an acceptance criteria assessment which will be completed by Irish Water. It is important to note that approval in advance from Irish Water is required before a developer can proceed to deliver Self-Lay in the public road.

If new water services infrastructure in the public road is required to connect your development to the Irish Water network and if you consider that significant synergies exist then you may wish for your development to be considered for inclusion in this programme.

If so, please contact Irish Water and quote your CDS reference number via the following channels:

  • Telephone: 1800 278 278 or +353 1 707 2828 (Monday to Friday 8am – 5.30pm)
  • Email: newconnections@water.ie
  • Post: Irish Water, PO Box 860, South City Delivery Office, Cork City.