Reduced pressure will have little or no impact on average house’
Irish Water’s plan to restrict supply to those who don’t pay their bills will have almost no impact on the average household, the ‘Inishowen Independent’ has learned.
A Buncrana plumber described the sanction, which is set to come into force next year, as little more than a ‘red herring’, designed only to heighten the ‘fear factor’ ahead of the arrival of the first water bills in the post next January.
Kevin Callaghan says houses with the restrictor fitted will still have access to around two thousand litres of water per day, despite a reduction in the mains pressure.
“As long as you watch it, you will easily be able to live with that amount of water. This will have little or no impact on the average house, you’ll still be able to have showers and flush the toilet as normal,” he said.
Irish Water is not permitted to cut off supply to households behind in bills, but instead may reduce the pressure to the mains tap, located at the kitchen sink.
Local plumbing expert Kevin, who services hundreds of homes across Inishowen, says any reduction won’t be a major issue however as domestic water tanks hold enough volume for around a day and-a-half’s use.
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