“Water meter installation contracts should be awarded locally” – Mc Conalogue

A Donegal Deputy has called on the Minister for the Enviroment to ensure that if water meters are being installed in houses, local contractors get the work.

Fianna Fail's Charlie McConalogue says while the installation of water meters   will not be popular, the government must take steps to ensure that any benefits from the work are secured locally.

He says that many Donegal people have have undertaken specialist training courses in water meter installation, and are ready to avail of any job opportunities in the event of metering going ahead.

Deputy McConalogue says its now up to Enviroment Minister Phil Hogan, to ensure they get the work..........