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Cllr Francis Timmons – Independent Voice

SDCC role in Water


Thursday, January 21, 2016


QUESTION: Councillor F. Timmons

To ask for a report on SDCC role in Water given the setting up of Irish water? What are the responsibilities of SDCC in regards to Water as distinct from Irish water?


This council is providing the following services on behalf of Irish Water through a Service Level Agreement and Annual Service Plan:
•Taking in Charge – preparation of condition report on assets to be taken in charge
•Drinking Water Supply – provide sampling and analysis, incident management
•Water Distribution Network Management – Maintain water distribution network – Detect and repair leaks – all infrastructure incl pumping stations / reservoirs etc.
•Waste Water – maintain waste water infrastructure – provide for Wastewater Discharge Authorisations – provide regulatory waste water incident reports
•Capital Programme – Manage the progression of contracts and delivery of projects
•EPA – report and participate in audits, in compliance with the requirements of the EPA
•Non Domestic Billing – generate bills for quarterly charges and issue bills to non-domestic customers – manage payments and debt collection process until transfer to Irish Water in accordance with existing debt policies;
•Customer Support – maintain customer contact in relation to all services
•Management of New Connections for Water and Waste Water

The statutory responsibilities that remain with South Dublin County Council post the establishment of Irish Water are:

• Surface Water Drainage.

• Flood Management.

• River Basin Management.

• Major Emergency Management.