No, we do not charge for assessing pre-connection enquiry forms.

No. Confirmation of feasibility is simply a statement that at the time of issue, a connection to Irish Water infrastructure is feasible. It is unconnected with your planning application, and any questions or concerns regarding your planning application should be directed to the Planning Authority.

No. Confirmation of feasibility cannot be regarded as a commitment to provide a connection. A connection application and completion of the acceptance requirements is always required in order to guarantee a connection.

No. Any customer seeking a connection must obtain agreement from Irish Water for their water and/or wastewater service connection. Planning permission does not guarantee you a connection. 

There is no application fee. However, should any investigative or detailed design works be required in order to process an application for a business connection, the customer may be liable to pay associated costs through a Project Works Services Agreement (PWSA). Irish Water will advise you of any such costs in advance, and fees become due when an offer is issued.

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is the economic regulator of Irish Water and it has approved the charging structure that Irish Water will use. This is set out in the Irish Water Charges Plan and is equivalent to what your Local Authority would have charged on 31 December 2013.

Details of any applicable charges will be set out in your connection offer.

Only Irish Water or agents acting on our behalf can carry out works on strategic or public infrastructure.

Local infrastructure in housing and mixed use developments may be constructed by either the customer, or by Irish Water or our agents. The connection agreement will set out who is to construct the local infrastructure. 

The guidance provided is for an application for a connection. Other requirements such as planning permissions or Trade Effluent Discharge to Sewer Licence are distinct processes which must be completed separately. Details of the Trade Effluent Discharge to Sewer Licence process are available on our Trade Effluent page.

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