Responsibilities for Water Services In Ireland
On 1st January 2014, Irish Water became the new national water utility that has the responsibility for the delivery of public water and waste water services, taking over the role that was previously held by Local Authorities.
- Irish Water is the new national water utility responsible for the operation of public water services including management of national water assets, maintenance of the water system, investment and planning, managing capital projects and customer care and billing.
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the national environmental regulator with responsibility for supervising the supply of drinking water by Irish Water and the authorisation of discharges from Irish Water’s waste water treatment plants.
- Commission for Energy Regulation CER IS the economic regulator of public water services. The CER’s role is to protect the interests of water consumers, ensure water services are delivered in a safe, secure and sustainable manner and that Irish Water operates in an economic and efficient manner.