Stanley claims that water metering in Dublin is to be stopped
The Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Environment Brian Stanley TD has claimed that water meter installation in Dublin is to be brought to a halt at the end of the week.
Deputy Stanley said;
“From information that I have received it would appear that Sierra, the main contractor for the installation of water meters in Dublin, has told sub-contractors that they will no longer be engaged after Friday this week.
“The hold up in the metering programme has led to large added costs which is no longer sustainable to the company. If that is the case then it may well prove to be the final nail in the coffin of the plan to install meters and to charge households for the use of water.
“Irish Water and Minister Kelly need to make a statement on this, and decide whether it is worth their while to fritter away more public money on the installation programme, or to instead devote the money to addressing the crisis in the system which is responsible for around half of the supply being wasted.”