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Irish Water says it has saved enough water for everyone in Kerry

Almost 3,500 customers have had leaks repaired after they were identified by water meters, Irish Water says.

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ENOUGH WATER TO serve all of Kerry is being saved every day because of leaks identified by Irish Water, the utility claims.

However, a spokesperson was unable to say how many people had paid their bills.

Speaking to RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Head of Assets at Irish Water Gerry Grant said that almost 3,500 customers have had leaks repaired after they were identified by water meters.

A further 50,000 potential leaks have been identified, the company claims.

At the end of August, almost 3,500 leaks had been fixed, with almost two thirds paying for the repairs themselves.

They say that these repairs have saved around 18 million litres of water daily. That is enough to provide water to Kerry every day.

However, Grant was unable to tell the programme how many people had paid their water bill, saying he only invests the utility’s money.

Today’s Irish Times says that fewer than half of households have applied for the €100 water conservation grant.

Last week, it was revealed that 422,255 homes had not registered with Irish Water at all.

Read: Exactly 422,455 households have not registered with Irish Water

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