37% water leakage in Donegal

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It has been revealed that the leakage of water in homes and businesses across Donegal was at 37% as of March of this year.

Figures compiled by the National Metering Programme show that the national average was at 47%.
It has been revealed that the leakage of water in homes and businesses across Donegal was at 37% as of March of this year.

In a statement, the National Metering Programme suggests that leakage of water from the network remains are serious problem in Donegal.

Lost water is estimated at 47% nationally based on figures from the national metering programme, and 37% in Co Donegal.

Figures just released to the end of March this year have shown that 203 householders in Donegal benefited from Irish Water's First Fix Free scheme.

In 2014 it was estimated that water leakage levels could be as high as 49%.

In May 2014 the Government announced funding of €51m for a scheme to address water leakage on pipework within a customer's property boundary under a 'First Fix' scheme.

To the end of March, 75,974 properties were identified with customer side leaks, 1,955 of which have been found in Donegal.