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How water charges are calculated

Your water bill is based on a water meter fitted to measure the amount of water supplied to you. This meter measures in cubic metres.

Do you qualify for a discount? Find out below! 

Metered consumption charges

  • Charge per cubic metre in 2013 = €1.99
  • Charge per cubic metre in 2012 = €1.90
  • Charge per cubic metre in 2011 = €1.81
  • Charge per cubic metre in 2010 = €1.72 
  • Charge per cubic metre in 2009 = €1.64

(Note, 1 cubic metre = 1,000 litres of water. For guidance, a toilet discharges between 6 to 9 litres per flush.)

This rate is calculated annually by Dublin City Council at our annual budget meeting. It is based on the cost of supplying and maintaining the water network.

Find out how and when to pay your metered consumption charge.

Your water meter

All water meters are read up to four times annually and bills are generated as a result.

We are currently installing water meters for all non-domestic customers in Dublin. This project is expected to be completed by August 2008.

Contact us to find out when you are due to be connected.

We can read the meter at any time. Contact us to request a meter reading.

Flat-Rate consumption charge

In a small number of cases it is not physically possible to meter each customer individually. In these cases a scheme of fixed charges is utilised. However, every effort is made to meter customers. Please Note: Fixed charges are to increase by 5% from 01/01/13.

Water Charges Discounts

Customers with Mixed Domestic/Non-Domestic Consumption

If the water at your address is also used for domestic purposes, you are allowed to consume 450 litres per day and to discharge 450 litres per day free of charge. 

Contact us at the address below for more details

For more information

Dublin City Council
Rates Office
16 Castle Street
Dublin 2

Office opening hours: 09.30 to 16.00

Tel: (01) 222 2171
Fax: (01) 679 3051 or (01) 222 2958
Email: ratesoffice@dublincity.ie

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