Connection Application Phase
The earlier that you engage with us about a new or modified connection, the more likely it is that we will be in a position to meet your timelines. You are strongly advised to contact Irish Water with a connection application as early as possible in the project.
Applying for a connection
You should submit your Connection Application form once you have secured planning permission.
Assessment of new connection application
Irish Water will assess your application to confirm that it is still feasible, and we will calculate the least cost design solution for you.
This applies to housing developments only or where public infrastructure is to be Taken in Charge. Irish Water can work with you to vet the design of local infrastructure.
Getting an offer
Irish Water will issue you with an offer to connect, detailing costs and the works required to enable your connection. Average timeline from Application to Connection Offer is 16 weeks.
Accepting the offer
You can enter into a connection agreement with Irish Water by accepting the terms and conditions as set out in the offer, and by making the required payment.
After you accept the offer, the quality assurance of assets to be taken in charge in the future upon connection can commence, this will be completed by inspections of the infrastructure as it is installed.
Details about what works are required to make your physical connection will be outlined in your connection offer. From securing a Road Opening Licence to completing a connection takes on average 12 weeks.
Issue of Welcome Pack
Irish Water will issue a welcome pack to you once the physical connection has been confirmed by the developer, and when the connection works have been completed. This welcome pack will outline the procedure to follow in the event of a resale of the property.
Connected to the Irish Water network
Once connected you can fully avail of our services.