Multi-Annual Developer Provided Water Services Infrastructure Resolution Programme

September 2020

  • allocations totalling over €3.56 million made for 26 estates across 10 counties
  • almost 950 households

The programme is focused on housing estates which are not taken-in-charge by local authorities and do not have their water services connected to the public water services network but rely instead on infrastructure, often temporary in nature, which was provided by developers.

Much of this infrastructure, generally consisting of small standalone wastewater treatment “package” plants were put in place in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.

Following consideration by an Expert Panel, the Minister approved funding allocations amounting to just under €3.36 million to 10 local authorities to resolve 26 housing estates providing water services to almost 950 homes.

The focus of this first multi annual programme is on estates in towns and villages where the resolution is to connect their water services to the public networks.

The programme will also support a number of pilot projects where connection is not feasible in the immediate future.

These pilot projects, together with a major study to be under taken by Irish Water, will inform future policy on resolving sub-standard developer provided infrastructure in such areas.

List of projects

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