Standard Details and Codes of Practice

The Standard Details and Codes of Practice outline our requirements and provide 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.

There are two sets of Standard Details available for developers below – one for water infrastructure and the other for wastewater infrastructure. Each set of Standard Details is accompanied by a Design Risk Assessment (DRA), which outlines the health and safety responsibilities of developers and their designers/contractors in the provision of water and/or wastewater infrastructure.

There are also two Codes of Practice available, one for water infrastructure and the other for wastewater infrastructure. Each Code of Practice is accompanied by a Design Risk Assessment (DRA), which outlines the health and safety responsibilities of developers and their designers/contractors in the provision of water and/or wastewater infrastructure.

The use of Standard Details is mandatory in all Irish Water Connection Agreement Offers issued after 6 June 2016. The Codes of Practice will be mandatory in all Connection Agreements issued from 30th April 2017.

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Wastewater

Quality Assurance Manuals

Connections and Developer Services has prepared two Manuals which set out the Quality Assurance Requirements for Design and for Field Inspections, which summarize the quality assurance requirements of the Codes of Practice. The Quality Assurance Design Requirements Manual outlines to developers the requirements that apply to the preparation and submissions of design proposals for water and wastewater infrastructure to Irish Water for vetting.

The Quality Assurance Field Inspection Requirements outline to developers the interactions, tests, inspections, etc. that are required when the water and wastewater infrastructure is being constructed. These Manuals can be accessed via the following links: