Following the enactment of the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2016 which provides for the suspension of domestic water charges for the period 01 July 2016 to 31 March 2017, the CER has today, 15 September 2016, published the modified Water Charges Plan submitted by Irish Water. In light of this development, the CER is also publishing an information note to provide customers with important information that is of benefit to them during this period of suspension.
The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2016 was enacted on 26 July 2016 – https://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/act/7/enacted/en/print
The Water Charges Plan was originally approved by the Commission on 30 September 2014. On 28 December 2014 the Water Services Act 2014 was enacted. Subsequently, on the 5 March 2015, the CER published a modified Water Charges Plan submitted by Irish Water. Today’s publication 15 September 2016 supersedes the previous Water Charges Plan of 05 March 2015.”