THE first water meter installations in Limerick will commence on Monday October 14, Irish Water has confirmed.
The organisation and gardai have advised house owners that all water meter installers will wear Irish Water branded clothing and will always carry identification, and have advised home owners to ask for this to be produced if approached.
“Irish Water Meter installers will never ask to enter a persons’ home, nor will they ever request money from the householder,” said a Garda spokesperson.
“If any person presents themselves at your home as a water meter installer and request entry to your property we would ask that you contact the Gardai immediately on the emergency line 999 or local line 061-212400. We cannot stress enough the importance of this information and the importance of not allowing entry to your property,” added the spokesperson.
Advance notification of at least 14 days will be issued to each household before meters are due to be installed, with information packs outlining the details of the installation process to be sent out.
There are no up front costs for meters and water charges are due to be introduced in the latter half of 2014, with the first bills issuing in January 2015.
Customers with queries in relation to Irish Water or the metering programme can contact the customer centre on 1890-278278 or visit Irish Water.