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'Call it what you want - water still has to be paid for'

Will the government bottle it again on this contentious issue, asks Tina-Marie O'Neill

22nd July, 2017

It doesn’t matter what it’s called, the supply of domestic water has to be paid for whether it’s through the Local Property Tax, through metered, pay-by-use billing or through some other general, local authority tax-raising vehicle. End of story.

Traditionally, domestic water usage has been funded by central taxation and commercial usage was paid for via rates.

In theory, setting up a utility company to oversee the process made...

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