Irish Water: Liquid assets still in the balance

The latest report on the country’s water supplies is so vague in nature that no one is really sure what will replace the old, dead system of charges

4th December, 2016
Irish Water: Liquid assets still in the balance
The latest report has called for a charging system that is based on use above a free allowance

There are two certainties when it comes to water in Ireland. We have a lot of it, and politicians are very bad at figuring out how to manage it.

Last week, a non-political expert commission recommended, in broad terms, that the provision of domestic water services in Ireland should be funded from general taxation with charges levied on households for excessive use.

Put another way, it called for a charging system that is based on...

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