How to get a water connection for your self-build

One positive aspect to living in an internationally renowned ‘wet’ island country is that water is never usually that far away. However, a potable (drinking) water supply can be more difficult to track down. John Kealy looks at your options.

For those of us who have never had to be concerned about where our water comes from beyond ‘the tap’, to be forced to look deeper into it – as every self-builder does – can be quite an eye-opener.  To make life that bit harder for the self-builder, a water supply of some description will be necessary before construction gets into full swing. Not just for filling kettles, mind you, but also for more fundamental operations like mixing concrete. You could get by temporarily by using water from containers, but the novelty and economics of that will quickly wear off.

John Kealy

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