Louth County Council supplies tenant information to Irish Water

irishwater-waterchargesThose in council houses throughout Louth have been receiving letters this week from the local authority, notifying them that their details have been supplied to Irish Water.

Louth County Council say that they are legally obliged to comply with the request for details on who lives in each of their properties under Section 26 of the Water Services Act 2013.

Despite councillors voting in February not to hand over tenant information to Irish Water without their consent, the council has now admitted that they have supplied the name and address of tenants to the utility company so that they can bill them for water charges.

Anyone who wishes to raise the matter with Irish Water can do so by calling 1890 448 448 while the Housing Department of Louth County Council can be contacted in Drogheda on 041 9839306.

The first Irish Water bills are being sent to homes around the country this week, with everyone – whether you have registered for charges or not – expected to receive one within the next eight weeks.

A copy of what the council sent to tenants can be seen below:

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