Local Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has urged Longford householders to avail of the free scheme run by Irish Water designed to fix water leaks.
New figures released by Irish Water show that Longford households are already benefiting, with 109 householders availing of the First Fix Leak Repair scheme.
“The First Fix Leak Repair scheme is a free service run by Irish Water and it is great to see that 109 Longford householders have already benefited from it,” the local TD said.
Irish Water’s First Fix Free scheme was launched in early 2015 across all metering regions in Longford and throughout the country.
To the end of March, 75,974 properties were identified as customer side leaks, 1,033 of which have been found in Longford.
"I urge householders across Longford to avail of this free scheme and have their leaks fixed - almost 30,000 customers have already contacted Irish Water to avail of a free leak investigation.
Deputy Burke added that households with leaks will have already received a letter from Irish Water notifying them of the problem.
“It’s really important for householders to fix their leak before it becomes worse and we all have a responsibility to do our bit to conserve water, which is a precious natural resource,” he said.
“If you contact Irish Water requesting a leak investigation, one of their team will contact you within 10 working days to arrange a convenient time to visit,” explained Deputy Burke.
You can get in touch with Irish Water by calling LoCall1850 278 278 or through water.ie.