Written answers

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Department of Environment, Community and Local Government

Water Meters Installation

Photo of Barry CowenBarry Cowen (Laois-Offaly, Fianna Fail)
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508. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government the current number of water meters installed; the rate per month; the estimated date of completion; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45959/14]

Photo of Alan KellyAlan Kelly (Tipperary North, Labour)
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Since 1 January 2014, Irish Water has statutory responsibility for all aspects of water services planning, delivery and operation at national, regional and local levels including the delivery of water services capital infrastructure. This includes responsibility for the domestic metering programme.The first phase of the domestic metering programme began in August 2013 and will be completed by mid 2016. Approximately 33,000 meters are installed, on average, every month. To date, over 500,000 meters have been installed. By the end of 2016, 1.1 million homes will be metered, representing over 80% of all domestic customers and will include 48,000 apartments that can be easily metered.

Irish Water has established a dedicated team to deal with representations and queries from public representatives and has contacted all Oireachtas members to provide details of an improved level of service which it is aiming to provide. The team can be contacted via email to or by telephone on a new dedicated number, 1890 578 578.


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