Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 12°C
Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
# apartment living
I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated?
It comes down to age, apparently.

THE SITUATION FOR those who rent houses has been clarified by Irish Water, but many in apartments are still wondering how their usage will be tracked.

The answer is that it comes down to the age of your apartment.

An Irish Water spokesperson told that metering comes down to the age of your apartment.

“Under the first phase of metering, around 48,000 apartments are being metered. They are newer ones in which the plumbing configuration allows us monitor individual apartments.”

In older apartments, people will pay based on the averages, which Irish Water say are 66,000 litres for the first adult and 21,000 litres per person after that.

Those averages were based on a survey of 1,650 homes.

“Obviously, once the person has contacted us, their allowances will kick in and apply.”

Read: I rent my home, who pays for my water?

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.