A DUHALLOW councillor said he was critical of the view taken by Cork County Council that if there is a water leak it must be first reported to County Hall in Cork.
"The local people know their local water curator," said Cllr Timmy Collins (Ind) at Friday's Kanturk Area meeting. "I was told that you must now phone County Hall in Cork if you want to report a water leak, but why do this when there is a local water curator in the area?"
He added: "County Hall wants the details of every leak around the place in their records."
It was his view that a person should be able to contact their local water curator first and then for County Hall to be notified.
Chairing the meeting, Cllr Gerard Murphy (FG) said Collins' query was an issue which would have to be dealt with at a Northern Area level first.