Thursday, 7 February 2019

Ceisteanna (260)

Catherine Murphy


260. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 523 of 26 September 2017, the amount of subvention to Irish Water in 2017 and 2018; the estimated subvention for 2019, 2020 and 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5983/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

Funding for domestic water services subvention provided to Irish Water was €752.73 million in 2017; €720 million in 2018; and the estimated provision in 2019 is €855 million. This funding of Irish Water in respect of domestic water services is based on the purchase of water covering the entirety of domestic water consumption, other than excessive use, and a contribution to replace the financing of the domestic component of capital investment previously funded by debt.

Under Irish Water's Strategic Funding Plan 2019-2024, which I approved in November 2018, Irish Water's estimated subvention in respect of domestic water services will be €835m in 2020 and €910m in 2021. The actual amounts will be determined as part of the regulatory process and the annual budgetary and estimates process.