Water Services Act 2014

5A
5A.

F11 [ Water conservation grant - database

5A. (1) The Minister may, for the purposes of paying a grant under section 5 in respect of any year after 2015, arrange for the establishment and maintenance of a database of water services provided to dwellings (in this section referred to as the database ).

(2) The database shall include the following information in respect of each dwelling:

(a) details of the water supply to the dwelling;

(b) details of the treatment of waste water discharged from the dwelling;

(c) the address of the dwelling;

(d) the postcode (within the meaning of section 66 of the Communications Regulation (Postal Services) Act 2011 ), if any, of the dwelling;

(e) the name of the occupier of the dwelling;

(f) whether or not the dwelling is the principal private residence of the occupier;

(g) any unique reference number assigned in respect of the dwelling to the occupier of the dwelling.

(3) A grant under section 5 shall not be payable to any person in respect of a dwelling in respect of any year after 2015 unless on the reckonable date

(a) the dwelling is

(i) included in the database, and

(ii) occupied by such person as his or her principal private residence,

or

(b) the dwelling is a dwelling to which subsection (3) or (3A) (inserted by section 49 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015), as the case may be, of section 5 applies.

(4) The Minister may, in any year after 2015, by order prescribe a date to be the reckonable date for that year, for the purposes of subsection (3).

(5) The Minister may request Irish Water or the Local Government Management Agency (in this section referred to as the Agency ) to establish and maintain the database on behalf of the Minister.

(6) For the purpose of the performance of the Minister s functions under this section and section 5

(a) the Minister for Social Protection shall, on the request of the Minister or, where the Minister requests Irish Water or the Agency, pursuant to subsection (5), to establish and maintain the database, Irish Water or the Agency, provide to the Minister, Irish Water or the Agency, as the case may be, so much of the information referred to in subsection (2) provided, whether before or after the coming into operation of section 50 of the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015, to the Minister for Social Protection under section 5 or regulations made under that section, as the Minister, Irish Water or the Agency, as the case may be, may reasonably require,

(b) Irish Water shall, on the request of the Minister or, where the Minister requests the Agency, pursuant to subsection (5), to establish and maintain the database, the Agency, provide to the Minister or the Agency, as the case may be, so much of the information referred to in subsection (2) as the Minister or the Agency, as the case may be, may reasonably require in relation to customers of Irish Water, and

(c) the Minister or, where the Minister requests Irish Water or the Agency, pursuant to subsection (5), to establish and maintain the database, Irish Water or the Agency, as the case may be, may request all or any of the information referred to in subsection (2) from the occupier of a dwelling who is not a customer of Irish Water where

(i) the dwelling is not included in the database, or

(ii) there is any change, after 30 June 2015, in the occupation of a dwelling included in the database,

and any such information shall be provided, by reference to the reckonable date concerned, at the time or times and in the form and manner so requested.

(7) The Minister or, where the Minister requests Irish Water or the Agency, pursuant to subsection (5), to establish and maintain the database, Irish Water or the Agency, as the case may be, shall provide to the Minister for Social Protection, at the time or times and in the form and manner agreed between the Minister and the Minister for Social Protection, such information from the database as is reasonably necessary for the purposes of the Minister for Social Protection paying a grant under section 5 on behalf of the Minister. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F11

Inserted (31.08.2015) by Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (29/2015), s. 50, S.I. No. 358 of 2015.

Editorial Notes:

E11

The section heading is taken from the amending section in the absence of one included in the amendment.