Water meters could be scrapped under new Government

Water meters could be scrapped under new Government

The process of installing water meters could be scrapped by the new Fine Gael-Independent government.

The renamed Department of Housing has said it is reviewing the programme, after a deal to suspend water charges.

In a briefing document for the new minister Simon Coveney, it said around 820,000 meters had already been installed - meaning around 185,000 are left to go.

The controversial scheme has cost the state over €500m so far.


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