Irish Water has been given the green light to charge people who use too much water.
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities has been considering proposals put forward by the group.
If you're using more than you should be - you'll get a letter this side of Christmas to warn you.
You'll have a year to make the appropriate changes before being billed.
If you have a medical condition, or are a household with more than 4 children you can apply for an exemption.
Their first fix scheme can also be availed of if a leak is found in your garden.