Fingal Begins Water Metering Survey

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Fingal County Council has begun a survey of its water assets, in order to gather information to support the roll-out of water meters for domestic consumers. This is being done as part of a national water metering survey.

The survey involves a council employee carrying out a visual examination of the service connection/stop-cock at each property on the public water network. This will determine, in advance, if homes are likely to be suitable for a meter to be installed and, if so, the degree of work required during the installation of the meter.

It is only the connection from the public mains to the household that will be surveyed, and accordingly:
  • The surveyor does not require access past the property fence-line or entrance gate of any property.
  •  The surveyor will not be calling to doors or otherwise seeking access to any property.
  •  It is not intended to survey locations where there is no public supply, e.g. properties served by private wells.
Surveyors will carry official Fingal County Council identification. If a member of the public is in doubt about the identity of a person claiming to be from Fingal County Council, he/she can contact the number at the bottom of this note to verify the person’s identity. If there are any further concerns as to identity of callers, the Gardaí may be contacted.

Surveyors are equipped with hand-held devices to carry out the survey, and the survey will include the taking of a photograph of the location of the service connection. The photograph is intended to show the location of the stopcock (a valve located on the water connection) relative to the property. The taking of such photographs will not be intrusive and will respect the right to privacy of the public.

Each survey will generally take less than 5 minutes. There will be no interruption to your water supply during the survey.

This surveying project does not include the installation of water meters. It is intended that the new national water utility, Irish Water, will undertake meter installation in the future.

The contact number for any queries relating to the surveys in Water Services Department of Fingal County Council is 01-890-6211 or e-mail Further details are available at .

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