Households in Kerry will benefit from free water repairs following the expansion of an Irish Water scheme.
The Commission for Regulation of Utilities has extended the free leak repair, also known as the First Fix free scheme.
Under the scheme, Irish Water offers a free leak investigation and if one is found, a free repair to a leak detected on an external supply pipe.
The CRU has recommended changes to the scheme including allowing unmetered domestic customers, and customers who aren't registered with Irish Water, to benefit from it.
Irish Water estimates up to 600,000 more customers nationwide will be able to receive the service due to the recommended changes.