Irish Water is rolling out new standard details for water and wastewater connections.
Two sets of standard details, 38 dealing with water infrastructure and 34 for wastewater infrastructure are now available via the Irish Water website http://www.water.ie/help-centre/connections. Each set of standard details is accompanied by a Design Risk Assessment (DRA), which outlines residual health and safety responsibilities of developers and their designers/contractors.
Irish Water intend to make the use of standard details mandatory in all new Connection Agreement Offers that will issue after 6th June 2016. It will be a requirement for developers to comply with these details in order to have infrastructure taken in charge following completion of construction.
Codes of Practice and specifications will follow later in 2016.