FF calls for public to have option to have water meters installed themselves

Donegal North East Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said households in Donegal should be given the option of getting approved water meters installed themselves, instead of paying  €800 over 20 years.

The Fianna Fail representative has also called on Minister Hogan to clarify if  homes in Co Donegal that already have water meters fitted will also be subject to the €40 annual charge.

The National Pension Reserve Fund is to provide a 450 million euro loan for the water metering programme - which will have to be paid back by the taxpayer over 20 years at a coast of an estimated 800 per home.

The fee does not include usage charges.

Deputy McConalogue says people should be able to install their own meters:

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