Irish Water’s current charges for water and wastewater service connections are the equivalent of the water and wastewater portion of the Development Levies and Connection Fees.

These charges were previously included by Local Authorities in their levies/fees structures up until 31 December 2013. With the approval of the Commission for Energy Regulation (CER), Irish Water has been applying these Interim Connection Charges in the form of:

  • Works Fees
  • Infrastructure Fees
  • Supplemental Fees (where applicable)

These fees are the equivalent of:

  • Connection Fees
  • That portion of Development Levies which the Local Authorities (LAs) were formerly entitled to charge for water and/or wastewater infrastructure
  • Supplemental development contribution schemes respectively

The previous Local Authority Connection Fee is now called a Works Fee and the previous Local Authority Development Levy (for water or wastewater connections) is now called an Infrastructure Fee.

Please contact your Local Authority for information on connection charges.

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