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Yes, yes. Irish Water supports the complete and correct restoration of all surfaces disturbed by its activity and the restoration of all walls and fences affected by the works in a condition equivalent to that which existed before the start of the work. The replanting of trees removed at the borders of the fields is subject to permanent restrictions when countries are reintegrated on the basis of the best construction practice methodology developed by Irish Water`s sister company, Gas Networks Ireland, for more than 40 years. This construction methodology is summarized in a code of conduct made available to landowners as part of the voluntary leave package. Once construction is complete and the pipeline is in operation, Irish Water needs a right of access (or freedom of access) to inspect and maintain the pipeline and chambers. This permanent route will usually be 20m wide and is legally documented by an act of relief and registered as a charge for the country`s title. While the land can be exploited in a normal manner, there will be restrictions on construction and excavation within the permanent track. The projected population and economic growth will generate a demand for an additional 330 million litres of water per day by 2050 to give the East and Midlands the resilience and reliability of service. This resilience is essential to building confidence in the region`s infrastructure and continuing to generate economic opportunities. Relief, which can also be described as a subsidy, generally involves more sustainable legal access agreements for major infrastructure projects such as the installation of new water, gas or sewer lines. The agreement deals with the land under which the pipes are laid and cannot be terminated. As a general rule, there is a one-time payment to the landowner during installation, with permanent access for the supply company to serve the pipes and cables at an appropriate time, often by making an entry notice.

Our “Code of Practice for Access to Land” brochure contains good practices regarding our skills and obligations in building, inspecting, maintaining, repairing or renewing the public water and sanitation system on private land. This is what you will find in our Document Hub It also explains what you (the landowner and/or occupier) can expect before and during any planned Scottish water work. If you have an email request: LandandEstatesTeam@scottishwater.co.uk Our Landowner Liaison Officers (LLOs) will enter into a pre-entry agreement with each owner before starting construction.