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Regulation of Irish Water

Economic regulation

The Commission for Energy Regulation (CER) is the economic regulator of Irish Water. This means the CER:

  • decides the budgets and level of investment by Irish Water
  • decides the level of water charges for domestic and non-domestic customers
  • examines disputes between Irish Water and its customers

You can find more information on the CER website.

Environmental regulation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for environmental regulation of water-related activities and water quality. In relation to Irish Water, it regulates:

  • drinking water quality
  • sewerage treatment by Irish Water and its discharges into water bodies

You can find more information on the EPA website.