West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

McAleer welcomes move to end water metering

Published: 7 July, 2016

Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the move from Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard to end the installation of water meters at domestic properties. The Sinn Féin Infrastructure spokesperson said; "I welcome today's move from my party colleague and Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard to instruct NI Water to stop installing water meters at domestic properties. "It simply did not make sense to continue to install these meters at new build homes. The money spent on this can be better spent improving the existing water system. "I also welcome the Minister's commitment that regulations will be brought before the Assembly after the summer recess to completely end the installation of meters. "Sinn Féin ministers blocked domestic water charges in the North and we remain opposed to the introduction of water charges across the island."