Irish Water letting builders install own pipes to speed up delivery of new properties

To speed up the building of new homes, the national water utility is allowing developers to lay water and wastewater pipes to strict specifications. Irish Water will own and operate the pipes after they have been handed over

13th December, 2020
Irish Water letting builders install own pipes to speed up delivery of new properties
Developers have claimed that delays in Irish Water providing the connections they need are preventing them from building new homes.

Irish Water is allowing developers to lay their own water pipes under public roads to speed up the delivery of new homes.

The building work must be carried out to Irish Water’s precise specifications, and will be checked at the end to ensure no corners are cut. The water pipes will then be handed over by the developer to Irish Water, which will own and operate them as part of the water and wastewater network....

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