Water meters will be rolled out in homes in Laois, early next year according to the council.
Kieran Kehoe, LCC, said he had met with Irish Water recently and would be updating councillors at their next meeting in September.
He said metering would begin in early 2014, but properties would be written to with one month, one week and two days notice.
Cllr Paddy Bracken the reason billing would not begin until late 2014 was due to next year’s elections.
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