TENSIONS between Irish Water contractors and homeowners have risen after the company began installing meters in Letterkenny this afternoon.
Engineers have been carrying out surveys in Donegal's biggest town last week.
Now workmen are getting ready to install meters on many of the housing estates in the town.
Work is expected to get underway proper tomorrow.
Residents in Ballymacool however have told Donegal Daily they will protest at any attempts to install meters there.
Gardai have already drawn up contingency plans to step up patrols...