Pringle accuses Irish Water of using leak repair scheme to prepare for privatisation


A Donegal TD is claiming that Irish Water's "First Fix Scheme" is an attempt to prepare for privatisation rather than a genuine attempt to fix leaks and improve the water network.

Deputy Thomas Pringle, who previously worked for Donegal County Council's water services says money shuld be spent carrying out a leakage programme on the public pipe network rather than on domestic connections.

He says by Irish Waters own figures, the government is committed to spending €51m to address a daily loss of 20 million litres, and that's not the most efficient use for that money...........