Irish Water issued a statement today confirming that it is to start installing water meters in Longford in the coming weeks. To date, more than 630,000 water meters have been installed around the country.
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Advance notification of at least 14 days will be issued to each householder before meters are installed with information packs outlining the details of the installation process. There are no upfront costs for meters and water charges were introduced in Q1 2015, with the first bills issuing in April 2015.
Commenting on the start of the Irish Water metering in Longford, Irish Water, Managing Director, John Tierney said: “We have been working closely with Longford County Council for a number of months to ensure that plans are in place for the efficient and managed rollout of our water metering programme.
“I would like to compliment Longford County Council staff for the highly professional manner in which they have helped us prepare for this programme. We are committed to installing water meters with minimum inconvenience to householders and communities.”
Meters will be installed outside domestic residences connected to the public water mains, generally between 7:30am and 7:30pm, Monday to Friday and between 8am and 1pm on Saturdays. Each meter installation will take from 15 minutes to two hours, depending on the work to be carried out. Meters will be placed in a meter box, fitted underground in the public footpath outside the homeowner’s property.
Irish Water meter installers will always carry Irish Water identification cards, wear branded uniforms and will never ask to enter people’s homes.
Customers with queries in relation to Irish Water or the metering programme can contact our customer contact centre on 1890 278 278 or visit www.water.ie