Irish Water has full details - including photographs -  of where the service connection/stop-cock is located for each property in Donegal on the public water network, a local councillor has claimed.

Cllr. Dessie Shiels says that they got the details from Donegal County Council  who incurred a cost of €155,937.09 in 2013 on carrying out a Domestic Water Meters survey of all properties on the public water network in Donegal

This was done, he says, so as to facilitate Irish Water metering all Donegal homes on the mains water supply from 2014 onwards.

He claims that Donegal elected representatives knew about the 2013 survey being carried out by Donegal County Council but did nothing to oppose it or inform the public of it at that time.

He was not a councillor at the time.

“I think many residents have been very surprised to find how well informed Irish Water appear to be when they enter Estates as to where they are going to start working,” he said.

“What people don’t realise however is that Irish Water are not working in the blind and in fact enter every estate armed with details of where the service connection/stop-cock is located for each property on the public water network. They also have photographs of the location of the service connection.”

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