The most controversial and despised utility company in the country is today advising landlords to kindly pass on the names of their tenants, so bills can be targeted to the right people.
Landlords currently believe they will be asked to fork out for water charges, and so are seeking a meeting with the Environment Minister to discuss the issue.
Meanwhile, tenants have been urged to register with Irish Water, ahead of the first bills’ arrival in early April.
Irish Water have complained that the registration levels from the rental sector are below expectations, with only about half of those liable having actually registered.
The law currently says that the occupier of a property is liable to pay domestic water charges, unless they can prove they do not reside at the address.
According to Irish Water, all landlords have to do is supply a list of names, and the company will do the rest.