Contractors working on behalf of Irish Water submit a plethora of claims for extra cash after encountering structural deficiencies – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Contractors working on behalf of Irish Water submit a plethora of claims for extra cash after encountering structural deficiencies




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The Irish Water circus continues.

Today, it has emerged that contractors tasked with installing water meters have asked the company for a whole lot of extra money.

The reason, they say, is that they have incurred significantly higher than expected costs when installing thousands of meters, claiming that they have come across thousands of wrongly-sized junction boxes, water pipes which were too close to the surface, or other issues which meant a great difference existed between the initial scope and budget for the job and the subsequent reality on the ground.

It is understood that a mediation process to try and resolve the dispute has been initiated between Irish Water and its contractors.

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