Irish Water have issued a statement recently reminding customers that they are still liable to pay their water charges bills as the official Government suspension only came into effect at the end of March.
The state utilities last warning comes after a number of customers have called the company questioning their latest bill which covers the first quarter of this year.
Irish Water say the Government announced the suspension of water charges with effect from the end of March 2016, but all charges previous to that date still apply and customers who refuse to pay will face prosecution.
A spokeswoman for the company said: “Irish Water is currently issuing bills to customers for services provided in January, February and March of this year. Billing will be completed in the first week in June.
“Irish Water customers remain liable for balances due on any bills issued for services provided up to the end of March 2016 and Irish Water continues to accept payment and to deal with any billing queries in relation to outstanding balances.”