‘We need a special tariff for people living in different areas’
AN INISHOWEN councillor has called on Donegal County Council to ensure that people are not billed for water that is of a poor quality or that is “sub standard”.
Newtown councillor Paul Canning was seconding an emergency motion by his Fianna Fáil colleague Seamus O’Domhaill before the Council’s monthly meeting in Lifford last Monday, when he made the comments.
He said the original idea into Irish Water was all about conservation, however he believes with the introduction of the proposed ‘standing charge’, the idea of conservation has went out the window.
Cllr. Canning said: “Having the same standing charge throughout the country is not fair. There is no way that people living in Inishowen, who have had problems with hard water that is corroding their appliances, should have to pay the same as people living in Dublin who are getting a good quality water.
“We need to have a special tariff for people living in different areas,” added Cllr. Canning.