What happens next in relation to water charges?
The CER has commenced public consultation on the proposed structure of tariffs. The Minister will publish the proposed direction to the CER in draft form, and so there will be ample opportunity for engagement on these issues in advance of the final setting of the charges by the CER in August 2014.
Consultation by the CER in late June will provide information on the financial costs of Irish Water and the proposed level and structure of charges.
Irish Water will deal with all the practical arrangements flowing from the CER consideration and Government decisions, including direct engagement with customers on qualifying for the free allowance as the process develops.