The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) announced on 10 August 2017 that it approved Irish Waters Charges Plan update that extends the deadline for suspension of domestic water charges to 31 December 2017.
The announcement made on CER website states:
The CER has today, 10 August 2017, published an updated version of Irish Water’s Water Charges Plan. This document has been approved by the CER.
The document has been updated by Irish Water to reflect an extension (through legislation) of the period for which domestic water charges are suspended. The period of suspension has been extended by five months to 31 December 2017. Please note that this Water Charges Plan does not reflect the Report of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services, published last April. Further amendments to the Water Charges Plan may be required at a later date pending the legislative changes anticipated following that report.
Today’s publication, 10 August 2017, supersedes any previous Water Charges Plans.
For details regarding the legislation which provided for the extension to 31 December 2017, please see the Water Services Act 2014 (Extension of Suspension of Domestic Water Charges) (Amendment) Order 2017 or S.I No. 330 of 2017.
Charges were originally suspended to 31 March 2017 by the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2016, and this was subsequently extended to 31 July 2017 by Water Services Act 2014 (Extension of Suspension of Domestic Water Charges) Order 2017 or S.I. No. 118 of 2017. These pieces of legislation are available on www.irishstatutebook.ie.