Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1135)

Catherine Murphy

Question:

1135. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if a full schedule of assets transferred from the State to Irish Water since Irish Water was established by assets type will be provided; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44626/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Section 12 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 provides for the transfer, by Ministerial Order, of the property of a water services authority (a city council, county council or city and county council) to Irish Water. The process requires that any land transferred to Irish Water must be clearly and unambiguously identified. Accordingly, land (including water services assets) is being transferred by reference to its Property Registration Authority folio number.

Considerable complex work is required to identify all of the folios containing water services assets with many of the folios being of mixed use thus requiring sub-division before transfer to Irish Water.

Prior to the vesting of assets by Ministerial Order, local authorities working in conjunction with Irish Water and the Property Registration Authority (PRA), with the support of my Department, ensure that each asset has been correctly identified and included on a Manager's Order for subsequent inclusion in the Ministerial Order.

To date, a total of 14 Ministerial Orders have been made to transfer water services assets from the local authorities to Irish Water as set out in the following table:

Statutory Instrument

Title

S.I. No. 13 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 111 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 112 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 3) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 146 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 4) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 181 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 5) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 319 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 6) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 461 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 7) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 509 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 8) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 632 of 2015

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 9) Order 2015.

S.I. No. 335 of 2016

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) Order 2016.

S.I. No. 329 of 2017

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) Order 2016.

S.I. No. 607 of 2017

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2017.

S.I. No. 297 of 2018

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) Order 2018.

S.I. No. 573 of 2018

Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 (Property Vesting Day) (No. 2) Order 2018.

Further Ministerial Orders are being completed in line with the receipt of the Manager's Orders from local authorities.