The CRU has today 17th November 2022 published its consultation paper on the First Mover Disadvantage i.e., where a developer i.e., any party (domestic or non-domestic wishing to connect to Irish Water’s network, pays Irish Water for a connection extension and other developers make use of the asset that the original developer funded. This is an update to the Irish Water’s current connection charging policy. The paper sets out Irish Water’s proposed approaches for addressing the issue of First Mover disadvantage and outlines the CRU’s view on the proposals. The CRU encourages stakeholders to respond to the consultation. The CRU will consider all responses before making its decision.
This decision will impact the following categories of customers:
• Any party who wishes to fund a connection extension either for residential or commercial use.
• Any party who wishes to make use of an existing connection extension funded by another developer.
Contact Name: Consumer Policy Team
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