Council warns of water cut offs for non payment

With Revenue already sending out 900,000 letters looking for next year’s property tax Donegal County Council is now advising of further disconnections/ restrictions in the supply of Non Domestic Water supplies.

This week a spokesperson for Donegal County Council confirmed it had had initiated proceedings against customers who have not responded or made any meaningful attempt to address the arrears on their account.

The spokesperson said: “Over the past two weeks, non domestic water supplies have been disconnected or restrictions and arrears accounts have been referred to a third party debt collection agency for collection.

“ This course of action is planned to continue up to the end of this year with a number of further supplies being earmarked for disconnection/restriction in the coming weeks. “

Mr. Garry Martin, Director of Services has stated that “This action is not taken lightly.

“However, we have been left with little option but to proceed with imposing these restrictions or disconnections.

“In tandem with this approach accounts were forwarded to an external debt collection agency”.

“To avoid any of these actions, the Council appeals to all users of a non-domestic water supply to ensure that all outstanding bills are paid immediately.”

The statement concluded that the Council would like to take this opportunity to thank all the customers who do pay their bills when they become due and who actively engage with the Council to comply with their obligations to pay non domestic water charges.”

The contact number for Donegal Co Council is 074 9153900