Wednesday 23 January 2019

New high-tech water meters to be installed

Irish Water has announced that businesses in County Wicklow are to receive new meters featuring improved technology to allow for faster and more frequent meter readings.

According to the service provider, this will result in fewer estimated bills being issued to customers and will also provide data to Irish Water which will assist in identifying potential leaks at a business premises. The Regional Meter Replacement Programme was launched late last year and is currently ongoing in Donegal, Limerick, Sligo, Roscommon, Galway, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Offaly, Longford and Kilkenny.

Business customers who will be receiving a replacement meter in Wicklow have already been notified by letter and the first 44 per cent will be installed in the coming weeks.

'Irish Water would like to stress that there is no charge to customers for the installation of the new meters which should ultimately provide them with a more accurate bill for their water usage and a means of detecting water leaks on their properties,' a spokesperson said.

Water supply to businesses will be temporarily shut-off for approximately 15 minutes while the water meter is being replaced, however Irish Water will endeavour to keep the length of this water outage to a minimum.

Businesses will receive a reminder notification at least two days before the work is scheduled to begin and the project team will speak to the customer directly before interrupting supply.

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