Capped water charges are set to stay in place for a decade according to reports emerging this evening.
It is understood that the measure is being considered following Eurostat's recent findings on Irish Water.
The Government is also said to be considering linking payment of Irish Water bills to the conservation grant.
Political Correspondent with the Irish Times Fiach Kelly has said that the eurostat ruling to keep Irish Water off the balance sheet means that the Government can take more time with the roll-out.
"It comes after the Eurostat ruling that Irish Water should remain off balance sheet. That means that the Government has been able to re-cast the semi-state as a longer-term plan that will take 10 years to roll out," said Mr Kelly.
"And they're also considering leaving the existing water charges cap in place for at least a decade."
"Your water charges will never be more than €160 for a family, and more than €60 for a single person, when the €100 grant is taken into account," he said.