From when will domestic water charges apply?
Domestic water charges for the farmhouse will apply from January 1, 2015
What will domestic water charges cost?
Domestic water charges are capped until the end of 2018 at these rates:
|Household||Waste supply and wastewater services||Water supply or wastewater services|
|1 Adult||€160 per year||€80 per year|
|2+ Adults||€260 per year||€130 per year|
Where a water meter is not installed the cost will be at the cap above.
Where a meter is installed the cost of water supplied is €1.85 per m3 (1,000 litres). An additional charge of €1.85 per m3 (1,000 litres) applies for wastewater removed. However, the charges will not exceed those in the table below, until the end of 2018 at the earliest.
Are there any allowances or offsets available?
An annual conservation grant from the Department of Social Protection of €100 is available for the principal private residence (family home), for those who register with Irish Water. This grant is available whether water is sourced from a public water supply, group water scheme or private domestic well.
Water services for children remain free.
How will I be billed for domestic water charges?
Bills will be issued from Irish Water for water used in the family home from April 2015 and will normally be issued quarterly.
What if my house is not permanently occupied?
Where a domestic house is not permanently occupied, the following charges apply: €125 per year for both services (water supply and wastewater services); €62.50 per year per service (water supply or wastewater services)
When do I have to apply to Irish Water by?
The closing date for submission of Irish Water application forms is 2 February 2015.
Do I have to give my PPS number?
No, PPS numbers are no longer required.