Average household to pay €240 per annum for water

UPDATE: The government has announced water charges that will see the average household pay €240 annually.

6th May, 2014
Every household will receive a free allowance of 30,000 litres.

The government has announced water charges that will see the average household pay €240 annually.

Every household will receive a free allowance of 30,000 litres, with additional allowances to cover “normal water consumption” by under-18s, likely to be 38,000 per child. The average household in the state is estimated to use 140,000 litres of water per year.

There will be no standing charge, a measure opposed by the Labour Party, but a minimum charge may...

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