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It may cost you €188 to call out Irish Water to fix a leak

But only if the problem is on your side of the meter.

File photo of a leaking pipe.
File photo of a leaking pipe.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

Updated 8.55pm

IRISH WATER HAS confirmed that it is seeking a €188 call out charge for people whose pipes are leaking.

However, the semi-state company says that customers will only be charged for any work carried out on their side of the meter and customers will get the first call out for free.

Irish Water has made the application to the Commission for Energy Regulation, but a spokesperson says this is subject to further consultation.

The price would also include a €282 out of hours call-out fee, with an extra €141 an hour. It would also see Irish Water charging €220 to test water pressure and €17 for a special meter reading.

A spokesperson told TheJournal.ie this afternoon that the public won’t be charged to call out workers to fix leaks on the public side of the meter.

However, unblocking sewers or leaking pipes inside that marker are the responsibility of the homeowner.

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