Water charges could be charges deducted from salaries or benefits

Irish Water logoMore details have emerged of how the government intends to recoup unpaid water charges.

New laws will see Irish Water have the power to go to the District Court for an attachment order, in a process that's expected to work more quickly than regular court proceedings.

If its granted, the order would see outstanding charges deducted from someone's salary or benefits before they're paid out.

According to newspaper reports today, the charge could also be registered against the property, so that it couldn't be sold without the debt being paid.

Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says the Government are scaremongering: