Deering urges Carlow householders to avail of free scheme to fix water leaks

12th August, 2016

Over 200 Carlow households have already benefitted

Fine Gael Carlow TD, Pat Deering, has urged Carlow householders to avail of the free scheme run by Irish Water designed to fix water leaks. New figures released by Irish Water today show that Carlow households are already benefitting with 203 householders availing of the First Fix Leak Repair scheme.

“The First Fix Leak Repair scheme is a free service run by Irish Water and it is great to see that 203 Carlow householders have already benefitted from it.

“Since the scheme was first launched in 2015, 1,248 leaks were found in Carlow and so there is still a lot of work to be done. The national metering programme estimates leakage of water at 38% across Co. Carlow and so it is really important we tackle this problem. I urge householders across Carlow to avail of this free scheme and have their leaks fixed.

“Households with leaks will have already received a letter from Irish Water notifying them of the problem and so I encourage them to take action by contacting Irish Water as per the instructions in the letter.

“It’s really important for householders to fix their leak before it becomes worse and we all have a responsibility to do our bit to conserve water, which is a precious natural resource.”