Water meter installation damages 1 in 50 pipes

Dublin City Council has reportedly spent €136,000 fixing leaks caused by the installation of water meters.

According to a report in the Irish Times, contractors working for Irish Water have damaged pipes outside one in every 50 homes.

Over 12,500 meters were installed across the city by the end of last month, with the council called in to repair nearly 250 leaks.

The Department of the Environment has paid €89,000 of the costs but have told the council they will not be paying out any more.

KEYWORDS: Irish Water
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