Water Services Act 2014


Number 44 of 2014


WATER SERVICES ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2018


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of the Water Services Act 2014. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Finance Act 2017 (41/2017), enacted 25 December 2017, and all statutory instruments up to and including Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 1 of 2018), made 4 January 2018, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

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Number 44 of 2014


WATER SERVICES ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2018


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Water Services Acts 2007 to 2017 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Water Services Act 2017 (29/2017), s. 1(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Water Services Act 2007 (30/2007)

Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 (2/2012)

Water Services Act 2013 (6/2013)

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (50/2013)

Water Services Act 2014 (44/2014)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (29/2015), Part 10

Water Services Act 2017 (29/2017)

Valuation Acts 2007 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation ( Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 (10/2015), s. 46(2)). The Acts in this group are:

Valuation Act 2001 (10/2007)

Local Government (Business Improvement Districts) Act 2006 (42/2006), s. 8

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(3), 33 and so much of Schedule 2, Part 6 as relates to the Valuation Act 2001

Health Service Executive (Financial Matters) Act 2014 (17/2014), s. 16

Water Services Act 2014 (44/2014), s. 12

Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 (10/2015)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1990, may be found may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Water Services Act 2017 (29/2017)

Water Services (Amendment) Act 2016 (7/2016)

Valuation (Amendment) Act 2015 (10/2015)

Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (29/2015)

All Acts up to and including Finance Act 2017 (41/2017), enacted 25 December 2017, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Water Services Act 2014 (Section 11) (Commencement) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 611 of 2017)

Water Services Act 2014 (Extension of Suspension of Domestic Water Charges) (Amendment) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 330 of 2017)

Water Services Act 2014 (Extension of Suspension of Domestic Water Charges) Order 2017 (S.I. No. 118 of 2017)

Water Services Act 2014 (Water Conservation Grant) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 434 of 2015)

Water Services Act 2014 (Public Water Forum) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 405 of 2015)

Water Services Act 2014 (Water Conservation Grant) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 275 of 2015)

Water Services Act 2014 (Public Water Forum) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 234 of 2015)

Water Services Act 2014 (Irish Water Customer Registration) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 34 of 2015)

Irish Water (Previous Service) Superannuation Scheme 2016 (S.I. No. 57 of 2016)

All statutory instruments up to and including Legal Metrology (Measuring Instruments) Act 2017 (Commencement) Order 2018 (S.I. No. 1 of 2018), made 4 January 2018, were considered in the preparation of this revision.


Number 44 of 2014


WATER SERVICES ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2018




Number 44 of 2014


WATER SERVICES ACT 2014

REVISED

Updated to 1 January 2018


An Act to make provision, should the Government with the consent of both Houses of the Oireachtas propose to alienate the shareholding in Irish Water of the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and the Minister for Finance, for the holding of a Plebiscite of the People to decide upon the proposal; to provide for the maximum level of charges that Irish Water may impose on a person in respect of the provision of water services to a dwelling, for the payment of a grant to householders for the conservation of water, for the establishment by the Commission for Energy Regulation of a public water forum, for the provision by the Commission for Energy Regulation of dispute resolution procedures for customers of Irish Water and for matters relating to the superannuation of persons employed with Irish Water before those persons entered into service with Irish Water; to rescind the power of Irish Water to require the personal public service number of its customers; to increase the membership of the Board of Ervia; to amend the Water Services Acts 2007 to 2013, the First Schedule to the Gas Act 1976, Schedule 4 to the Valuation Act 2001 and Schedule 5 to the Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; and to provide for connected matters.

[28 th December, 2014]

Be it enacted by the Oireachtas as follows:

Annotations:

Editorial Notes:

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Collectively cited Valuation Acts listed as legislation, the responsibility for which is primarily that of a Government Minister, which confers functions on local authorities or classes of local authorities (1.01.2002) by Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001), s. 63(2)(a)(ii) and sch. 12 part 2, S.I. No. 588 of 2001.