Up to 150 people attended a meeting in Letterkenny last night calling for a boycott of water meters.
The boycott urged people not to return their agreement packs to Irish water and simply not to pay the charge.
The meeting, which was held in the Station House Hotel, heard there is hug anger amongst local people who simply cannot afford the annual charge.
Local Independent county councillor Miceal Mac Giolla Easbuig said the meting was very positive and people are determined not to pay the latest charge.
“These were ordinary people simply trying to get by and they want the message to go to Government that they cannot pay. They simply don’t have the money.
“Many of them said they had paid the property tax and the household charge but they simply cannot pay the water charge because they can’t,” he said.
He added that people should not feel pressurized into paying the charge as it cannot be taken from their salary or social welfare benefits.
“This is not the case despite some suggestions that it is.
“Irish Water is a private company which I suspect will eventually be floated and the shares sold off.
“Why should the people of Donegal and Ireland have to pay for a natural resource to make a private company even richer,” he said.
The Mayor of Donegal Cllr John Campbell also addressed last night’s meeting.