An Irish Water spokesperson is confident people aren’t abusing water now that they no longer have to pay for it.
Charges have been suspended for nine months while an expert commission makes recommendations on a sustainable long-term funding model for domestic water and wastewater services.
Speaking to Radio Kerry, Water Conservation Strategy Specialist with Irish Water Kate Gannon believes people would want to save water regardless of whether they’re being charged.
Meanwhile Irish Water doesn’t expect any delays with the new water treatment plant at Lough Guitane.
The development was announced in March as part of a €30 million investment in Kerry’s Central Regional Water Supply Scheme.
Irish Water’s Kate Gannon says the plans for Lough Guitane are progressing.