We are an independent non-ministerial government department set up to ensure the effective regulation of the Electricity, Gas and Water and Sewerage industries in Northern Ireland.


We regulate Northern Ireland Water (NI Water), which provides water and sewerage services to the 655,000 households and 85,000 non-households across Northern Ireland. NI Water has dual status as a government-owned company and a non-departmental public body. It operates according to conditions outlined in its licence.

As the independent economic regulator of NI Water, our focus is on ensuring that consumers receive value for money water and sewerage services.