Irish Water News for County Tipperary:
Irish Water’s Infrastructural developments underway or complete in County Tipperary:
- Thurles Regional Water Supply Scheme: The construction contract has been awarded to Glan Agua Ltd who are currently undertaking their design. It is expected that construction will commence in Q4 2018.
- Clonmel North Storage Scheme: The construction contract has been awarded to John Craddock Ltd who are currently undertaking their design and construction will commence in the coming weeks.
• Tipperary Town watermains renewal completed for €800K
• Graigue Templetney water supply scheme completed
• Crotty’s Lake trunk watermain rehabilitation work complete
• Nenagh Multi Utility is in progress with €7M spent
Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme, works in County Tipperary:
Ø District Metering Area (DMA) Establishment and Design
Ø Find & Fix
Galtee Regional Water Supply Zone
Ø First Fix Free
3700 CFAs in Tipperary
10% properties >3m3/day account for 2.99MLD (51%)
Ø Non-Domestic Metering
Replacement of old DN15 meters
Unmatched meter surveys
Business Charging Harmonisation
Commission for the Regulation of Utilities - Public Consultation on business charging harmonisation began yesterday and will end on 15th August, more details on www.cru.ie. We would ask Tipperary Chamber to encourage all members to submit their feedback to the Commission of the Regulation of Utilities before the consultation ends.
Irish Water Connections and Developer Services
Irish Water is facilitating all connections in Tipperary and asking those interested in applying for a new water or wastewater connection to engage with Irish Water early by submitting a pre connection enquiry form (available on our website) to begin this process.
Irish Water are proposing a national, uniform approach to connecting to the public network, which also includes the charging element of connecting. The Commission for the Regulation of Utilities (CRU) ran a 10 week public consultation on this proposal. The CRU public consultation closed on the 23rd of March and the CRU have considered the feedback and have requested Irish Water to make amendments to the policy based on this feedback.
IW have submitted updated documentation to the CRU. It is expected the CRU will consider IW submission and will make a decision on the policy and changes in early July 2018.
For more information on any of the above, please see Irish Water’s website, www.water.ie.