Update – 35 Donegal businesses face water disconnection as council adopts a “get tough” policy

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council logoDonegal County Council’s Finance Director says there’s been a surge in the payment of non-domestic water charges, and is warning that water disconnections now loom for outstanding accounts.

July saw a major campaign initiated by the council’s new Income Collection Unit.

Garry Martin says in early July, the council issued approximately 3,000 arrears reminder letters to non-domestic water users across Donegal, advising them to respond by Wednesday of this week.

The letter warned that failure to respond would leave the Council with no option but to commence proceedings to recover the debt, and restrict or disconnect supplies which were not being paid for.

Mr Martin says while the council is delighted with the surge in payment following the letters, proceedings will now be against those customers who have not responded or made any meaningful attempt to address the arrears…..

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