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Water Services Act 2014 (No. 44 of 2014).

Type of law
Date of original text

This Act provides rules for a plebiscite on privatization of Irish Water and provides with respect to charges for water services by Irish Water, dispute resolution to be provided to customers of Irish Water by the Commission for Energy Regulation and some other matters.
Long title of text
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.
Date of consolidation/reprint
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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