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CSO statistical release, 27 September 2017, 11am

Public Income and Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment

2000-2013

Public Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment 2000-2013€m
YearOperationalCapitalTotal
2000292529821
20013317061,037
2002375621996
2003421545966
2004489487976
20055395781,117
20066357321,368
20077249621,686
20087809731,753
20097866791,465
20107985191,317
20117904671,256
20127924421,234
20138164111,227

Capital expenditure on water supply and waste water treatment peaked in 2008

Figure 1:  Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment 2000-2013
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Capital expenditure on water supply and waste water treatment peaked in 2008 at €973 million. This was considerably above the 2013 figure of €411 million. In contrast, operational expenditure rose from €292 million in 2000 to €780 million in 2008 and €816 million in 2013 (see Headline table). In the period 2000-2013 the three lowest capital expenditure figures were recorded in 2011-2013. In contrast, operational expenditure on water supply and waste water treatment has increased in almost every year since 2000, resulting in operational expenditure exceeding capital expenditure in 2009 and all subsequent years.

Capital expenditure as a proportion of total expenditure decreased from 64% in 2000 to 56% in 2008 and to 34% in 2013 (see Table 1A). The decrease in capital expenditure occurred for both water supply and for waste water treatment (see Table 1C).

In comparison with expenditure, capital income varied from 78% of total income in 2000 to 50% in 2013 reflecting a decrease in income from State grants (see Tables 2A and 2C). Figure 2 compares total expenditure with total income over the period 2000-2013. Expenditure exceeded income in all years but particularly in 2007 and 2008 with the gap widening again in 2013.

Table 3A provides data on expenditure on water supply and waste water treatment by local authority. The greater Dublin area accounted for 29% of total expenditure in 2013: Dublin City accounted for 15%; Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown for 4%; Fingal for 7%; and South Dublin for 3%. Outside of the greater Dublin region, Cork County was next highest in 2013 at almost €100 million (8%) followed by Kildare at €66 million (5%). The lowest level of expenditure in 2013 was in Leitrim at almost €11 million (1%) followed by Galway City at €15 million and Carlow at €16 million. Tables 3B and 3C show the allocation of operational and capital expenditure by local authority for the period 2000-2013. For capital expenditure, most local authorities peaked during 2006-2009. However, Cork City (2001-2003), Dublin City (2001), Galway City (2001) and Limerick (2002) all peaked earlier.

Tables 7.1 to 7.31 provide data for 2000-2013 for each local authority. The tables show operational, capital, and total income and expenditure. Tables 8.1 to 8.88 show the same data but at a more detailed level of 88 local authorities. These tables show individual county, city, borough and town councils. This more detailed geographical information is more relevant for analysis of water quality in comparison with operational and capital expenditure.

ExpenditureIncome
2000821.069605.624
20011037.186697.781
2002996.372761.827
2003965.717747.294
2004975.811758.037
20051117.331822.913
20061367.714859.722
20071685.8271113.288
20081753.22993.497
20091465.2431093.226
20101317.275897.86
20111256.273865.722
20121233.604768.628
20131227.009712.63
Water supplyWaste water treatment
2003360.023469.742
2004360.132456.401
2005446.508485.331
2006559.567574.375
2007737.803681.181
2008697.955702.731
2009669.821597.651
2010581.933565.415
2011587.464521.271
2012610.535494.871
2013593.008506.246
Table 1A Public Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment 2000-2013
€m 
YearOperationalCapitalTotal % operational% capital
2000291.9529.1821.136%64%
2001331.4705.81,037.232%68%
2002375.3621.1996.438%62%
2003420.7545.0965.744%56%
2004488.8487.0975.850%50%
2005539.0578.41,117.348%52%
2006635.2732.51,367.746%54%
2007723.7962.11,685.843%57%
2008780.1973.11,753.244%56%
2009786.4678.81,465.254%46%
2010798.1519.21,317.361%39%
2011789.5466.71,256.363%37%
2012791.7441.91,233.664%36%
2013815.7411.31,227.0 66%34%
Table 1B Public Operational Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Category 2000-2013
€m
YearWater supplyWaste water treatmentGroup schemes and other private installationsAdministration and miscellaneousTotal
2000155.677.87.551.1291.9
2001173.690.07.660.2331.4
2002187.4107.49.770.8375.3
2003202.2125.99.782.8420.7
2004221.7159.920.286.9488.8
2005239.0186.222.990.7539.0
2006265.4227.714.1128.1635.2
2007311.2265.337.6109.6723.7
2008363.1319.727.969.4780.1
2009363.7316.731.374.7786.4
2010374.7318.027.178.3798.1
2011370.9322.327.369.0789.5
2012365.0329.326.471.0791.7
2013377.0345.026.267.5815.7
Table 1C Public Capital Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Category 2000-2013
€m
YearWater supplyWaste water treatmentGroup schemes and other private installationsAdministration and miscellaneousTotal
2000........529.1
2001........705.8
2002........621.1
2003157.8343.825.018.3545.0
2004138.4296.533.418.8487.0
2005207.5299.155.915.9578.4
2006294.2346.773.518.1732.5
2007426.6415.981.538.1962.1
2008334.8383.182.7172.6973.1
2009306.1281.066.025.8678.8
2010207.3247.452.112.4519.2
2011216.5199.037.713.5466.7
2012245.6165.621.69.2441.9
2013216.0161.217.716.4411.3
.. Breakdown of capital expenditure by category is not available for 2000-2002
Table 2A Public Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment 2000-2013
€m 
YearOperationalCapitalTotal % operational% capital
2000131.9473.8605.622%78%
2001143.2554.6697.821%79%
2002162.8599.0761.821%79%
2003201.2546.1747.327%73%
2004229.7528.4758.030%70%
2005258.1564.9822.931%69%
2006278.0581.7859.732%68%
2007319.9793.41,113.329%71%
2008354.9638.6993.536%64%
2009364.2729.01,093.233%67%
2010346.6551.3897.939%61%
2011334.8530.9865.739%61%
2012325.7442.9768.642%58%
2013354.6358.1712.6 50%50%
Table 2B Public Operational Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Category 2000-2013
€m
YearWater supplyWaste water treatmentGroup schemes and other private installationsAdministration and miscellaneousTotal
2000100.116.06.19.7131.9
2001108.216.27.211.6143.2
2002120.220.610.111.9162.8
2003147.431.29.812.8201.2
2004160.040.112.217.4229.7
2005173.850.612.621.1258.1
2006179.261.414.223.2278.0
2007205.772.714.726.9319.9
2008197.890.421.445.4354.9
2009195.497.624.047.2364.2
2010191.693.722.239.1346.6
2011184.791.023.235.9334.8
2012172.991.022.938.8325.7
2013189.597.723.144.3354.6
Table 2C Public Capital Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Category 2000-2013
€m
YearLoan instalmentsOther (excluding loan instalments)GrantsNon-mortgage loansOther (excluding grants and non-mortgage loans)Total
20000.6473.2......473.8
200133.6520.9......554.6
200238.7560.3......599.0
200317.7528.3......546.1
200428.7499.6......528.4
200542.7522.1......564.9
20064.6577.1......581.7
200762.5730.9......793.4
200855.8582.8......638.6
2009....509.0147.372.6729.0
2010....405.399.646.4551.3
2011....398.287.245.5530.9
2012....305.5102.934.5442.9
2013....269.728.759.7358.1
.. Breakdown of capital income for this specific category is not available for this year
Table 3A Public Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow4.86.98.48.910.511.914.620.919.419.620.825.122.816.2
Cavan11.614.616.217.527.030.429.128.936.121.419.521.516.824.1
Clare21.326.724.824.424.236.438.740.454.938.137.730.028.225.4
Cork City41.179.490.581.739.935.746.326.330.625.925.323.725.124.1
Cork County58.949.646.248.765.960.478.1138.5145.980.197.196.291.799.8
Donegal23.631.732.230.631.045.348.2160.570.154.942.262.749.738.4
Dublin City153.8213.3180.1132.0141.0162.3179.8252.8263.8193.3166.4180.9187.6179.8
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown17.218.515.819.120.923.336.338.151.766.970.357.349.445.5
Fingal32.746.138.847.340.869.691.9117.2112.776.387.878.889.688.5
Galway City15.545.027.217.416.315.317.216.720.817.317.714.214.415.1
Galway County45.145.027.619.121.335.967.770.370.656.962.568.451.449.6
Kerry19.822.20.025.826.329.045.547.251.345.441.736.943.345.2
Kildare37.426.529.246.438.862.273.651.847.057.045.347.966.366.2
Kilkenny7.910.211.39.411.211.713.016.526.624.526.318.617.520.0
Laois5.46.39.410.610.912.820.934.142.724.916.015.913.720.0
Leitrim4.99.612.211.812.910.011.720.123.719.520.715.811.210.7
Limerick City and County53.381.2104.266.061.275.385.373.174.269.350.546.446.151.4
Longford5.910.68.27.38.39.512.012.416.718.716.015.317.018.7
Louth36.724.823.621.025.622.736.428.631.332.229.126.024.124.0
Mayo25.363.469.560.254.952.478.675.060.063.554.143.637.839.7
Meath32.229.833.535.244.645.155.048.982.074.645.438.733.031.7
Monaghan13.816.814.520.216.215.417.920.826.931.921.621.115.418.4
Offaly6.510.413.816.419.125.119.421.823.421.524.031.119.118.7
Roscommon20.411.911.711.222.117.620.329.835.333.828.218.821.522.9
Sligo19.115.720.611.314.319.317.336.332.525.619.516.616.417.3
South Dublin14.919.920.638.226.328.542.645.156.055.451.637.247.839.2
Tipperary30.628.530.436.747.742.541.050.658.345.245.341.943.147.3
Waterford City and County17.317.716.819.632.147.546.258.861.945.442.133.433.237.5
Westmeath14.910.514.123.317.215.715.922.930.042.829.224.620.218.8
Wexford19.832.730.634.826.725.935.243.645.139.832.527.630.833.8
Wicklow9.211.514.213.720.222.332.137.951.843.630.840.349.738.7
               
Total821.11,037.2996.4965.7975.81,117.31,367.71,685.81,753.21,465.21,317.31,256.31,233.61,227.0
Table 3B Public Operational Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow3.74.24.74.94.65.35.87.38.79.49.18.68.48.4
Cavan4.04.75.25.86.87.58.710.411.612.713.213.212.313.0
Clare9.410.311.612.712.512.916.018.419.921.723.522.422.122.4
Cork City7.47.68.710.415.619.022.222.423.122.221.120.921.420.5
Cork County25.629.133.132.342.542.745.354.358.358.560.163.868.771.6
Donegal12.014.415.117.116.519.120.222.227.928.327.428.028.126.7
Dublin City50.752.562.372.781.591.5111.6129.1128.4125.3129.1123.1127.9138.9
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown11.912.913.416.418.619.826.529.834.033.334.532.533.034.8
Fingal14.717.519.123.023.830.541.546.048.146.243.743.645.045.0
Galway City3.04.14.34.87.98.59.111.713.311.911.211.712.012.3
Galway County8.010.410.09.510.813.012.619.023.623.826.326.726.426.5
Kerry11.312.613.715.018.619.722.726.329.028.027.828.529.730.2
Kildare12.214.818.119.321.623.526.327.829.930.630.327.728.027.3
Kilkenny4.95.16.76.87.79.311.012.812.513.914.115.414.014.4
Laois3.53.84.55.05.76.17.79.010.810.510.610.29.810.2
Leitrim1.92.22.12.32.73.13.74.25.65.35.46.06.86.9
Limerick City and County12.413.915.016.420.222.126.329.534.536.338.437.036.036.8
Longford3.33.23.74.65.85.86.67.48.28.07.98.78.58.3
Louth6.37.99.712.115.816.519.921.521.723.724.522.221.920.7
Mayo8.812.613.416.419.421.022.122.926.326.726.227.325.027.8
Meath8.39.612.114.717.418.619.522.923.222.923.523.922.619.7
Monaghan4.65.56.47.17.99.611.610.612.814.513.012.812.612.4
Offaly4.55.25.66.68.28.79.311.013.314.214.113.012.312.0
Roscommon4.04.65.65.76.77.38.09.010.410.410.111.010.312.3
Sligo3.55.05.46.25.56.06.67.610.010.912.313.312.214.2
South Dublin12.413.615.217.820.322.036.139.036.334.835.932.933.032.9
Tipperary12.914.515.717.021.522.725.630.832.430.430.429.929.231.0
Waterford City and County7.68.89.711.112.312.614.417.017.421.621.522.022.122.2
Westmeath4.85.47.27.57.38.810.410.911.411.813.012.012.411.3
Wexford7.38.09.510.512.814.915.616.619.518.819.219.518.919.5
Wicklow7.07.58.59.110.410.912.516.018.019.820.721.721.125.5
               
Total291.9331.4375.3420.7488.8539.0635.2723.7780.1786.4798.1789.5791.7815.7
Table 3C Public Capital Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.12.83.84.16.06.78.813.510.710.111.716.514.57.8
Cavan7.69.910.911.720.222.920.418.524.68.86.38.34.511.0
Clare11.916.413.211.811.723.522.622.035.016.414.27.66.13.0
Cork City33.671.781.871.324.316.724.03.97.53.64.22.83.73.6
Cork County33.420.513.116.323.417.832.884.287.621.637.132.323.028.2
Donegal11.617.317.113.514.626.328.0138.242.226.614.734.721.611.7
Dublin City103.0160.8117.859.459.570.768.2123.7135.468.037.357.759.640.9
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown5.35.62.42.62.43.59.88.217.833.635.824.816.410.7
Fingal18.028.619.724.317.039.250.371.264.630.144.235.244.643.6
Galway City12.540.922.912.68.46.88.15.07.55.46.42.52.42.8
Galway County37.134.617.79.610.522.955.151.347.033.136.241.724.923.1
Kerry8.59.6-13.710.87.79.322.820.922.317.413.98.413.615.0
Kildare25.211.711.127.017.238.747.324.017.126.315.120.338.338.9
Kilkenny3.05.14.62.53.62.52.13.614.110.712.23.13.55.6
Laois1.92.54.95.55.36.713.225.231.914.45.45.63.99.8
Leitrim3.07.410.19.510.27.08.015.818.114.215.39.84.43.8
Limerick City and County41.067.389.249.641.053.259.143.639.733.012.19.510.114.6
Longford2.67.54.42.72.63.75.45.08.410.78.16.68.610.4
Louth30.416.913.98.99.96.216.57.29.68.54.63.82.23.3
Mayo16.550.856.143.835.531.556.552.133.736.827.916.312.811.9
Meath23.920.221.320.527.226.535.625.958.851.721.814.810.412.0
Monaghan9.111.38.113.08.35.96.310.214.117.48.68.32.86.0
Offaly2.05.38.29.810.916.410.110.810.17.39.918.16.86.7
Roscommon16.57.36.25.615.410.312.320.724.923.318.17.811.210.6
Sligo15.610.715.25.18.713.310.628.722.414.77.23.34.23.1
South Dublin2.56.35.420.56.06.56.56.119.720.515.74.214.76.4
Tipperary17.714.014.719.726.219.815.419.825.914.814.912.013.916.2
Waterford City and County9.78.97.18.619.834.931.841.844.523.820.611.411.115.4
Westmeath10.15.27.015.89.96.95.412.018.631.016.312.67.87.5
Wexford12.524.721.124.313.910.919.627.025.621.013.38.011.814.3
Wicklow2.24.05.84.69.811.419.621.933.923.810.118.628.513.2
               
Total529.1705.8621.1545.0487.0578.4732.5962.1973.1678.8519.2466.7441.9411.3
Table 4A Public Operational Expenditure on Water Supply by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.72.01.92.01.82.22.43.33.33.43.33.23.03.3
Cavan2.22.62.72.72.42.82.93.04.23.84.34.94.24.2
Clare5.96.16.47.36.66.08.39.711.312.013.411.711.011.4
Cork City4.84.65.35.56.66.97.57.910.39.29.38.79.07.9
Cork County14.916.718.617.623.022.423.728.932.731.832.233.136.335.8
Donegal7.99.39.410.18.910.511.312.416.717.116.617.617.717.1
Dublin City28.227.931.734.436.640.240.949.755.553.057.453.654.863.9
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown6.67.06.98.28.89.610.913.414.515.815.915.014.314.4
Fingal8.29.19.810.911.713.415.019.420.319.418.419.018.618.8
Galway City1.72.32.62.83.13.23.76.07.46.85.85.85.85.7
Galway County3.55.04.64.45.36.76.010.013.413.513.914.713.614.0
Kerry6.27.07.48.19.19.611.013.513.714.014.815.115.916.6
Kildare5.96.88.08.59.210.411.612.113.613.112.511.611.512.5
Kilkenny1.92.42.42.73.24.14.45.36.17.06.57.16.76.9
Laois1.81.62.02.22.42.42.73.14.44.54.64.74.03.6
Leitrim0.81.01.01.01.21.31.72.02.82.62.63.02.83.0
Limerick City and County7.08.17.99.810.210.111.813.717.218.319.120.220.320.9
Longford1.91.81.92.53.42.93.33.84.54.34.44.74.64.4
Louth3.23.74.24.25.15.25.86.59.011.111.710.19.78.9
Mayo3.85.55.56.37.37.78.88.910.910.010.910.99.511.0
Meath3.64.24.95.26.57.27.59.39.79.510.611.610.79.9
Monaghan1.62.12.12.42.73.54.33.95.05.25.15.35.04.7
Offaly2.02.22.12.43.33.63.95.16.47.07.56.86.15.6
Roscommon2.12.42.72.93.13.43.73.95.95.55.76.35.96.8
Sligo2.13.03.33.93.23.63.94.46.36.57.27.87.58.3
South Dublin5.67.37.47.78.58.513.514.114.114.314.912.311.911.6
Tipperary6.16.37.07.58.48.79.610.713.012.012.412.612.012.4
Waterford City and County5.15.96.37.17.97.98.69.211.211.411.511.411.510.6
Westmeath1.71.92.62.62.33.74.54.75.15.05.35.14.64.4
Wexford4.04.34.95.35.96.57.27.27.68.27.87.78.18.4
Wicklow3.43.33.83.94.24.94.96.37.18.69.19.38.510.0
               
Total155.6173.6187.4202.2221.7239.0265.4311.2363.1363.7374.7370.9365.0377.0
Table 4B Public Operational Expenditure on Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.11.21.41.41.71.92.22.83.23.53.53.33.53.4
Cavan0.91.11.41.82.32.42.74.04.04.14.34.14.14.6
Clare0.61.72.32.22.83.24.14.76.56.46.27.07.07.3
Cork City1.31.51.61.85.48.510.510.912.112.211.011.411.612.4
Cork County5.56.77.76.810.011.512.214.616.916.217.419.919.822.5
Donegal1.92.22.42.72.63.03.24.06.07.26.75.55.87.1
Dublin City17.719.024.030.035.541.048.657.270.068.567.965.869.371.2
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown3.84.24.65.97.37.913.113.617.016.716.915.615.818.4
Fingal5.15.45.88.47.912.014.120.425.324.123.022.624.124.5
Galway City0.60.90.80.73.43.63.64.05.34.14.04.74.95.0
Galway County1.11.51.61.81.92.32.63.64.14.75.85.76.56.5
Kerry2.72.83.13.65.05.76.57.37.87.37.28.08.68.2
Kildare4.55.36.87.38.59.210.211.214.714.613.613.913.313.4
Kilkenny1.41.41.82.22.23.03.85.14.74.74.64.94.65.2
Laois0.70.91.21.21.31.82.53.55.35.15.04.85.05.5
Leitrim0.60.70.60.60.70.80.91.01.71.31.31.72.52.7
Limerick City and County2.12.53.12.85.57.18.99.612.211.512.011.411.111.3
Longford0.70.60.70.81.21.31.51.62.32.22.12.72.52.4
Louth1.22.13.14.94.85.05.75.56.56.911.010.810.710.3
Mayo2.33.33.84.56.56.47.17.38.99.38.69.08.69.1
Meath2.23.34.65.76.67.47.89.211.410.29.211.010.910.2
Monaghan1.61.82.22.32.83.34.43.84.35.04.64.34.54.4
Offaly1.31.51.71.82.52.62.72.84.94.85.24.64.75.0
Roscommon0.60.91.31.21.51.61.92.33.22.93.03.23.24.0
Sligo0.40.50.60.60.60.70.81.12.33.43.94.84.04.8
South Dublin4.54.45.67.48.710.219.319.720.919.120.019.419.919.9
Tipperary4.04.54.45.07.78.69.912.913.813.413.312.312.913.7
Waterford City and County1.21.31.51.61.82.23.04.94.67.37.08.28.18.0
Westmeath1.51.82.42.62.82.93.43.64.54.84.34.34.74.8
Wexford1.92.22.52.84.35.35.06.07.26.96.97.87.17.6
Wicklow2.62.82.93.44.03.95.57.28.08.58.69.39.911.5
               
Total77.890.0107.4125.9159.9186.2227.7265.3319.7316.7318.0322.3329.3345.0
Table 5A Public Capital Expenditure on Water Supply by Local Authority 2003-20131
€m
Local Authority20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.91.72.22.44.32.72.52.83.73.05.3
Cavan7.516.219.317.516.217.56.94.94.93.28.0
Clare5.25.59.96.211.822.15.83.73.42.20.9
Cork City0.70.50.61.20.41.61.71.00.41.02.0
Cork County4.85.88.515.826.727.715.78.415.79.311.5
Donegal4.25.08.64.385.411.613.96.74.65.43.3
Dublin City15.219.731.430.141.70.068.037.357.743.824.4
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown1.40.60.33.23.99.98.05.13.25.42.3
Fingal16.25.018.833.354.444.918.513.214.328.522.9
Galway City0.60.41.11.01.50.94.02.20.81.42.3
Galway County4.84.66.825.524.115.27.117.223.617.914.2
Kerry7.15.95.917.213.612.810.86.65.010.010.2
Kildare9.73.923.024.115.77.310.93.83.330.330.7
Kilkenny0.82.41.51.62.311.06.28.62.02.84.0
Laois0.70.91.23.23.46.34.32.42.92.03.8
Leitrim0.00.00.00.01.76.41.012.17.52.71.7
Limerick City and County6.64.13.55.19.612.99.51.65.84.46.7
Longford1.31.92.03.32.66.48.36.95.77.22.4
Louth1.41.61.14.14.03.92.71.51.31.02.2
Mayo14.114.316.031.123.68.16.06.06.95.07.6
Meath2.34.04.413.211.423.623.57.95.13.52.0
Monaghan9.14.12.71.42.32.93.5-0.72.60.82.3
Offaly1.81.43.42.63.55.42.62.71.82.02.2
Roscommon1.11.92.23.06.113.24.11.92.43.53.0
Sligo2.12.13.21.63.84.26.74.40.41.00.7
South Dublin16.84.43.63.85.316.316.214.33.712.46.5
Tipperary3.05.26.25.67.57.94.75.15.710.913.1
Waterford City and County2.83.07.39.69.610.012.44.55.75.15.7
Westmeath9.95.94.73.86.22.71.91.34.42.74.4
Wexford2.32.53.69.512.15.07.28.85.59.44.0
Wicklow2.33.84.410.012.014.511.45.16.67.75.8
            
Total157.8138.4207.5294.2426.6334.8306.1207.3216.5245.6216.0
1 Breakdown of capital expenditure by water supply category is not available for 2000-2002
Table 5B Public Capital Expenditure on Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2003-20131
€m
Local Authority20032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.22.02.63.13.03.74.97.111.411.01.6
Cavan4.24.03.72.92.47.11.91.43.41.32.6
Clare3.53.07.28.95.78.67.67.51.73.21.1
Cork City70.623.816.022.83.45.91.73.12.42.61.6
Cork County9.616.17.812.439.452.72.227.014.712.815.6
Donegal7.95.111.316.843.617.55.95.028.114.37.2
Dublin City44.239.839.338.182.00.00.00.00.015.816.5
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown1.31.83.26.54.47.925.630.621.611.08.5
Fingal7.912.020.417.116.918.910.529.519.013.212.4
Galway City12.08.05.67.13.56.61.34.31.70.90.5
Galway County2.72.05.213.210.212.613.14.52.82.85.0
Kerry3.71.32.13.55.17.24.96.11.82.83.3
Kildare16.712.614.422.17.68.614.710.816.97.98.2
Kilkenny1.71.20.90.31.22.53.23.30.50.81.3
Laois3.12.42.77.419.623.88.72.31.80.95.2
Leitrim0.00.00.01.39.67.37.60.50.70.61.3
Limerick City and County42.335.146.046.020.86.413.57.61.04.86.7
Longford0.60.10.91.11.51.52.00.90.41.17.5
Louth6.97.94.711.52.75.35.42.71.90.80.7
Mayo25.816.48.617.59.78.216.510.83.61.71.4
Meath17.422.021.221.313.034.527.412.88.96.39.3
Monaghan2.32.11.53.35.08.711.67.75.21.73.0
Offaly6.68.111.95.96.73.02.96.515.44.54.2
Roscommon2.611.64.83.99.66.46.15.02.46.15.6
Sligo0.72.71.41.820.212.94.41.00.50.10.5
South Dublin3.61.62.92.70.73.44.41.40.62.3-0.1
Tipperary10.416.710.97.69.415.17.88.53.41.11.1
Waterford City and County5.616.827.622.332.234.511.416.15.66.09.6
Westmeath4.53.41.31.35.114.928.414.37.64.72.3
Wexford22.011.47.310.114.620.613.44.52.62.410.5
Wicklow2.25.85.76.97.216.811.64.611.520.17.3
            
Total343.8296.5299.1346.7415.9383.1281.0247.4199.0165.6161.2
1 Breakdown of capital expenditure by waste water treatment category is not available for 2000-2002
Table 6A Public Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow2.32.55.15.36.39.811.214.910.78.815.020.315.06.1
Cavan9.210.810.813.026.027.421.924.520.915.213.514.510.612.8
Clare15.211.617.013.314.924.121.213.537.121.628.911.420.512.6
Cork City27.876.865.048.157.519.326.415.114.417.315.819.917.620.5
Cork County34.828.725.935.638.041.040.171.368.182.161.153.858.955.7
Donegal11.715.928.324.918.226.333.8141.933.446.027.460.244.717.3
Dublin City143.8159.8160.6103.4142.1144.891.1184.5133.7161.7121.3139.7134.4122.2
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown5.96.1-2.18.48.88.310.314.743.330.241.020.920.315.2
Fingal16.527.130.840.027.140.752.960.545.547.759.752.151.459.6
Galway City14.131.830.019.78.214.413.46.72.912.97.37.17.38.8
Galway County35.228.924.718.414.127.248.049.338.751.753.061.823.634.1
Kerry16.014.224.623.418.923.833.633.940.040.629.125.129.027.9
Kildare33.414.019.338.834.158.161.144.729.839.447.054.546.547.2
Kilkenny4.58.18.45.97.56.06.08.213.123.912.09.310.410.9
Laois3.83.25.47.710.27.315.331.621.916.26.810.26.911.1
Leitrim3.77.48.511.813.16.48.715.211.917.919.28.26.26.6
Limerick City and County45.774.284.854.638.971.267.355.057.649.244.431.133.835.5
Longford3.86.54.47.24.45.811.86.67.816.712.99.28.514.7
Louth26.78.86.313.625.414.926.321.919.024.019.015.212.811.8
Mayo22.642.561.259.848.545.060.048.544.443.140.829.126.625.0
Meath20.815.124.722.530.324.528.024.860.439.022.316.316.012.5
Monaghan10.612.37.816.211.214.914.617.320.925.113.116.28.612.0
Offaly4.26.311.412.013.018.48.18.011.113.114.418.95.68.2
Roscommon17.26.17.310.020.511.914.920.324.724.124.816.513.09.0
Sligo15.48.66.810.311.815.814.329.314.119.715.09.37.86.4
South Dublin7.17.66.629.113.315.415.417.928.624.614.028.320.511.8
Tipperary20.717.127.932.032.227.328.031.529.732.533.429.429.233.9
Waterford City and County9.310.712.012.825.138.435.248.338.330.229.620.224.023.8
Westmeath10.06.78.016.114.59.26.511.017.347.612.610.78.912.4
Wexford9.720.416.629.515.114.220.423.226.128.426.514.318.312.0
Wicklow3.78.113.94.18.811.013.819.328.342.716.832.131.515.1
               
Total605.6697.8761.8747.3758.0822.9859.71,113.3993.51,093.2897.9865.7768.6712.6
Table 6B Public Operational Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.21.31.31.91.21.82.03.34.24.03.63.43.12.9
Cavan1.31.31.32.72.42.13.64.24.96.76.46.15.45.6
Clare3.43.23.64.44.15.25.95.96.79.510.58.68.49.6
Cork City2.72.83.13.910.19.89.610.410.19.710.811.59.512.5
Cork County14.516.516.317.421.522.417.922.327.923.224.223.223.825.9
Donegal3.54.24.96.06.36.27.08.313.813.211.09.38.88.8
Dublin City33.634.742.752.054.864.769.675.178.578.877.469.673.478.9
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown2.93.52.33.43.03.55.38.29.210.48.810.18.611.1
Fingal7.98.79.711.813.913.216.516.418.217.814.912.613.613.2
Galway City1.21.12.42.63.94.13.45.43.45.85.55.15.05.3
Galway County2.73.53.33.45.14.74.59.310.211.19.49.89.88.9
Kerry6.27.48.19.410.412.013.914.117.516.114.915.615.016.4
Kildare4.64.44.98.48.011.314.115.916.718.216.013.613.315.1
Kilkenny3.13.13.53.03.63.63.85.85.66.46.06.55.75.9
Laois1.31.51.62.02.02.22.24.04.54.13.93.33.03.1
Leitrim0.60.50.70.90.90.71.11.11.21.41.21.92.31.6
Limerick City and County5.25.96.49.611.412.614.215.618.921.219.018.818.622.1
Longford1.10.90.91.92.62.42.62.52.22.22.42.82.72.9
Louth2.23.43.74.88.77.99.314.012.215.114.713.111.510.6
Mayo3.75.26.46.57.88.88.89.711.312.112.113.812.414.3
Meath2.13.03.03.44.33.94.54.86.56.26.58.07.77.0
Monaghan1.82.02.12.92.66.36.56.47.47.37.47.77.87.4
Offaly1.11.21.92.12.42.52.62.43.44.54.83.63.23.6
Roscommon1.61.31.62.22.22.42.53.02.62.43.44.74.25.9
Sligo0.81.41.82.91.71.92.83.54.64.43.94.23.53.6
South Dublin5.64.55.27.08.610.911.812.910.67.06.68.17.78.4
Tipperary6.16.27.47.99.511.211.813.715.314.513.913.912.917.6
Waterford City and County3.23.23.74.85.35.45.56.46.810.49.49.68.88.9
Westmeath2.02.22.22.91.92.02.53.33.34.04.82.73.22.8
Wexford3.03.64.76.27.19.18.48.29.98.56.56.86.36.6
Wicklow1.91.61.83.12.63.33.93.67.38.06.46.96.78.2
               
Total131.9143.2162.8201.2229.7258.1278.0319.9354.9364.2346.6334.8325.7354.6
Table 6C Public Capital Income on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment by Local Authority 2000-2013
€m
Local Authority20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Carlow1.11.23.83.45.18.09.211.66.54.811.417.012.03.2
Cavan7.99.59.510.323.625.418.320.316.08.57.18.45.27.1
Clare11.88.413.48.810.818.915.37.630.512.118.42.912.13.0
Cork City25.174.061.944.247.59.516.94.74.37.65.18.48.28.0
Cork County20.412.19.618.216.518.722.349.040.259.036.930.635.229.8
Donegal8.211.723.418.911.920.126.8133.519.632.816.451.035.98.6
Dublin City110.2125.1117.951.487.280.121.5109.455.282.943.970.161.043.3
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown3.02.6-4.45.05.84.85.06.534.019.832.210.811.74.1
Fingal8.618.421.228.313.327.536.444.127.329.944.739.537.846.5
Galway City12.930.727.517.04.410.39.91.3-0.67.11.92.02.33.5
Galway County32.425.521.515.09.022.543.539.928.440.643.652.113.825.3
Kerry9.86.816.514.08.611.919.819.922.524.414.29.514.011.5
Kildare28.89.714.330.526.146.847.028.813.121.231.040.933.132.1
Kilkenny1.45.04.92.93.92.42.22.37.517.56.02.84.75.0
Laois2.51.73.85.78.35.113.127.617.312.12.96.84.08.0
Leitrim3.16.87.810.912.35.77.514.110.716.618.06.33.95.1
Limerick City and County40.668.378.445.027.558.653.139.338.728.025.412.215.213.4
Longford2.75.63.45.31.83.49.24.15.514.410.56.45.811.8
Louth24.65.42.68.816.77.017.07.96.88.94.42.11.31.2
Mayo19.037.354.853.340.636.251.238.833.131.028.715.314.210.7
Meath18.812.221.719.126.020.623.519.953.932.815.88.38.45.5
Monaghan8.910.45.613.38.68.68.111.013.517.85.78.50.84.6
Offaly3.15.19.59.910.615.95.55.67.78.69.615.32.44.6
Roscommon15.74.75.67.818.39.612.417.322.121.721.311.78.83.1
Sligo14.67.24.97.510.113.911.525.89.515.311.15.14.32.8
South Dublin1.53.11.422.14.74.53.65.018.117.67.420.212.83.3
Tipperary14.610.920.524.022.716.216.217.814.418.019.515.516.316.2
Waterford City and County6.07.58.38.019.833.029.741.931.519.720.310.515.314.9
Westmeath8.04.65.813.212.67.24.17.614.043.67.88.05.79.6
Wexford6.716.811.923.28.05.112.014.916.219.920.07.512.05.4
Wicklow1.86.512.11.16.27.79.915.721.034.710.325.224.86.9
               
Total473.8554.6599.0546.1528.4564.9581.7793.4638.6729.0551.3530.9442.9358.1

Tables 7.1 to 7.31 show individual tables for the 31 Local Authorities: Public Income and Expenditure on Water Supply and Waste Water Treatment 2000-2013 Tables 7.1 to 7.31 (XLS 333KB)

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Background Notes

Introduction

This release provides information on public income and expenditure on Water Services at local authority level for the period 2000 to 2013. Operational and capital figures are both included. Expenditure on maintenance and investment in water and waste water treatment plants have an impact on the quality of drinking water supplies and on the status of water bodies such as rivers and lakes. Table 8 contains summary data for 2000-2013 for 88 local authorities. This is the most detailed geography level at which the data are available. The next release in this series will be for 2014 and will be based mainly on data provided by Irish Water rather than by the local authorities.

Data Sources

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (formerly the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government) provided the CSO with amalgamated Annual Financial Statements for all local authorities.

Section 107 of the Local Government Act 2001 requires local authorities to establish and maintain financial systems including the preparation of an annual financial statement. These annual statements set out the financial position of a local authority on the 31st December. The accounts are audited by the Local Government Audit Service. When all audits are complete, the Department publishes an amalgamated Annual Financial Statement for all local authorities. For the period 2000-2003, the Accounts were prepared on a cash basis. From 2004 onwards, they were prepared on an accruals basis, i.e. when the expense occurred rather than when payment took place. In a small number of cases, corrections were made to income and expenditure figures in subsequent Annual Financial Statements due to over accruals or under accruals for previous years. These corrections may appear as negative figures.

The Annual Financial Statements include expenditure incurred under the Water Services Investment Programme and under the Rural Water Programme. The individual local authorities would have also funded some water services from their own resources.

Categories of Income and Expenditure

This section lists the main classifications used in the Annual Financial Statement. Prior to 2008, the Annual Financial Statement was presented in a programme group structure. In 2008 it was replaced with a service-based structure. The new 2008 classification was adopted immediately by most local authorities but a small number provided data in 2008 under the old format, hence some of the more detailed categories are not available for all local authorities in 2008 (these more detailed categories are not included in this release).

The income and expenditure figures in the Annual Financial Statements include activities between local authorities, e.g. if a local authority sold water to another local authority, this would be recorded as income by the supplying local authority and as expenditure by the purchasing local authority.

Operational Income and Expenditure

This category covers the day-to-day running of the local authority including staff salaries, infrastructure maintenance, pensions, operational costs, etc. The CSO has made small changes to the headings used in the Annual Financial Statements in order to standardise the terms used for the full time series.

For 2000-2008, the operational income and expenditure categories presented in Tables 1B and 2B correspond with the following categories in the Annual Financial Statement: Public water supply schemes; Public sewerage schemes; Private installations; and Administration and miscellaneous.

For 2008-2013, the operational income and expenditure categories correspond with the following terms in the Annual Financial Statement: Operation and maintenance of water supply; Operation and maintenance of waste water treatment; Administration of group and private installations; and Collection of water and waste water charges, operation and maintenance of public conveniences, support to water capital programme, agency and recoupable services.

For 2000-2008, operational income can also be classified as: Water supply and sewerage state grants; Water supply and sewerage provision of goods and services; and Water supply and sewerage contributions from other local authorities.

For 2008-2013, operational income can be broken down further into the following sub-categories: State grants and subsidies; Provision of goods and services; and Contributions from other local authorities.

Capital Income and Expenditure

This category covers expenditure that results in the creation of an asset beyond the year in which that asset is provided.

For 2003-2013, the capital expenditure categories presented in Table 1C correspond with the following categories in the Annual Financial Statement (data for 2000-2002 are not available): Public water supply schemes; Public sewerage schemes; Private installations; and Administration and miscellaneous.

For 2000-2008, the capital income categories presented in Table 2C correspond with the following categories in the Annual Financial Statement: Water supply and sewerage loan instalments; and Water supply and sewerage other capital income.

For 2009-2013, the capital income categories in the Annual Financial Statement were: Grants; Non-mortgage loans; and Other capital income.

Classification of Local Authorities

Formerly there were 88 rating local authority areas (5 city, 29 county, 5 borough and 49 town councils) which are listed below. The Local Government Reform Act 2014 reduced this number to 31 local authorities.

The Local Authority Annual Financial Statements for 2000-2013 were compiled for the 88 local authorities. Prior to the Local Government Act 2001, these local authorities were responsible for Water Services for their respective area. However, the Local Government Act 2001, which took effect in January 2004, transferred water functions from borough and town councils to county councils. Some borough and town councils retained some responsibility related to Water Services but to a lesser extent. Hence, responsibility for income collection and expenditure on Water Services for a local authority could be at both county council and at town or borough council levels (e.g. Westmeath County Council expenditure and income figures included those for Athlone Town Council from 2004 onwards).

City councils (5): Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick and Waterford.

County councils (29): Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, North Tipperary, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, South Dublin, South Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow.

Borough councils (5): Clonmel, Drogheda, Kilkenny, Sligo and Wexford.

Town councils (49): Arklow, Athlone, Athy, Ballina, Ballinasloe, Birr, Bray, Buncrana, Bundoran, Carlow, Carrick-on-Suir, Carrickmacross, Cashel, Castlebar, Castleblaney, Cavan, Clonakilty, Clones, Cobh, Dundalk, Dungarvan, Ennis, Enniscorthy, Fermoy, Kells, Killarney, Kilrush, Kinsale, Letterkenny, Listowel, Longford, Macroom, Mallow, Midleton, Monaghan, Naas, Navan, Nenagh, New Ross, Skibbereen, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary, Tralee, Trim, Tullamore, Westport, Wicklow and Youghal.

Definitions

Administration of group and private installations operational expenditure includes administrative costs related to grants payable to individuals for private water installations, and in respect of water group schemes, waste water group schemes, and group water schemes subsidies. Salary and administrative costs in relation to the administration of group schemes, installations and overheads allocated from Central Management Charges are also included. This category is included in "Group schemes and other private installations" in Table 1B.

Administration of group and private installations operational income includes all grants and subsidies in respect of individual well, group water, and waste water schemes and subsidies in respect of group water schemes. This category is included in "Group schemes and other private installations" in Table 2B.

Agency and recoupable services operational expenditure refers to non-core services carried out by local authorities including licence and repayable works. These are mainly within the Roads and Water Service Divisions for road openings and water connections, etc. Costs relating to any staff from the Water Services Division currently on secondment out of the local authority are also included, as are costs apportioned from Central Management Charges and salaries of individuals working on agency services.

Agency and recoupable services operational income includes all income in respect of Agency and Recoupable Works for the Water Services Division including incomes such as water connection fee income, etc.

Central Management Charges are central costs which cannot be directly related to a particular service but which are part of the total costs of delivering services, e.g. overhead costs related to IT support and human resources.

Collection of water supply and waste water charges operational expenditure includes expenditure related to revenue collection costs such as the costs of revenue collectors, debt collection staff, strike-offs and other associated costs. Costs from Central Management Charges are also included.

Collection of water supply and waste water charges operational income includes income such as recoupment of legal fees in respect of the collection of water and waste water charges.

Contributions from other local authorities operational income refers to income received from other local authorities.

Grants for water supply and waste water treatment capital income apply to water supply and waste water schemes undertaken under the Water Services Investment and Rural Water Programmes. Under the Water Services Investment Programme 100% capital grants apply to the provision of new water and waste water services for domestic purposes. Water pricing policy requires the recovery of non-domestic capital costs for water services facilities on a marginal cost basis, i.e. charging non-domestic customers for the capital costs of new infrastructure on the basis of the additional costs required to provide water services for such customers over and above the cost of meeting domestic requirements.

Group and private installations expenditure and operational income involve mainly rural water projects related to individual private water installations and group water scheme installations.

Loan instalments capital income on water supply and waste water treatment includes loans repaid to the local authority in periodic instalments.

Loans capital income on water supply and waste water treatment can be divided into mortgage related loans and non-mortgage related loans. Mortgage related loans have a corresponding stream of income from long-term advances, i.e. monies lent by the local authorities to borrowers, for the purchase of houses. Non-mortgage related loans do not have a corresponding stream of income.

Local Government Fund is a special central fund which was established in 1999 under the Local Government Act 1998. Expenditure by local authorities on Water Services Capital Loans Recoupment and on the provision of services for group water schemes was met from the Local Government Fund.

Operation and maintenance of water supply/Public water supply schemes expenditure includes direct wages, materials, contracts, laboratory costs, etc. relating to the operation, maintenance, repair, improvements to and provision for water plants and networks. Costs associated with the purchase of water for the use of customers within the local authority area are also included, as well as, costs in relation to leakage control/detection, and financing/loan charges associated with the provision of water plants and networks and payable through the Income and Expenditure account. Testing of the water produced within the local authority’s water plants for public consumption, i.e. routine plant testing is included, as are salaries and general office expenses relating to the operation and maintenance of water supply and costs allocated from Central Management Charges.

Operation and maintenance of water supply/Public water supply schemes operational income includes all income in respect of the supply of water such as metered water charges and contributions/incomes received from other local authorities in respect of the supply of water. Rent in respect of masts on water towers, way-leave payments and other minor incomes with regard to water networks are also included. The portion of the Local Government Fund (LGF) that applies to Water Services is not included in this service.

Operation and maintenance of waste water treatment/Public sewerage schemes expenditure includes direct wages, materials, contracts, laboratory costs, etc. relating to the operation, maintenance, repair, improvements to and provision for waste water plants and networks. Costs associated with obtaining EPA licences for waste water treatment plants and subsequent statutory testing of discharge from waste water plants are also included, as well as, financing/loan charges associated with the provision of waste water plants and networks and payable through the Income and Expenditure account. Salaries and general office expenses relating to the operation and maintenance of waste supply and costs allocated from Central Management Charges are also included in this category.

Operation and maintenance of waste water treatment/Public sewerage schemes operational income includes income in respect of the treatment of waste water from commercial and industrial customers, such as waste water charges and income/contributions from other local authorities. Other minor incomes in respect of waste water plant and networks are also included.

Operation and maintenance of public conveniences operational expenditure includes wages and material costs relating to the operation, maintenance and provision of public conveniences including any general maintenance/contracts undertaken by local authorities in the provision of public conveniences. Salaries and associated costs of individuals working on matters relating to public conveniences and costs as allocated from Central Management Charges are also included.

Operation and maintenance of public conveniences operational income includes any incomes from the Operation of Public Conveniences.

Provision of goods and services operational income received by local authorities is revenue from the provision of a range of goods and services which they provide, e.g. housing rents, waste charges, water supplies and waste water treatment facilities. Some of the income from these charges can be used as expenditure in different goods and services categories. Hence capital expenditure on Water Services by local authorities may be partially funded from their own resources, e.g. income earned from waste charges.

State grants and subsidies operational income to local authorities embrace many aspects of their operation and are paid by various government departments in respect of particular services and schemes.

Support to Water Capital Programme expenditure includes technical and administrative costs associated with the Capital Account which the authorities are not permitted to recoup as part of capital grant. Overheads allocated from Central Management Charges are also included.

Support to Water Capital Programme operational income includes all income relating to the support of the capital and water programme not dealt with through the capital account.

Water Capital Programme expenditure refers to the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government Water Services Investment Programme which relates to the provision of major water and waste water schemes, delivered by local authorities, for the main public water supply and waste water infrastructure.

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