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    Default Re: Irish Water Charges to Start at 250.00 - 400 euro per year for each Household

    can't comment on the rainwater harvesting, but I know a fair few farmers with wells... in some parts, they're needed to keep the cattle watered in a dry summer. Cows drink a LOT.

    They'll have to do something for the ag sector. Mind you, this is Ireland, I suspect lots of blind eyes will be turned...providing enough wonga is made from the suburbanites.

    Re the estimated level of charge, i paid 45 yoyos sterling per month for water in Wales, probably worked out at over £500 per annum, and that was back in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    They'll have to do something for the ag sector.
    You reckon? Let the farmers add 50 cents on a litre milk, more tax and VAT intake too, a win win situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    On the contrary, they are very clear:



    General building regulations have to be observed.
    Which could mean that there are regulations that impact on water harvesting buy they're not specific to it.

    It might be a bit like the pledge that Quinn signed on 3rd level fees during the GE in that it could allow the unwary to hear what they want to hear only to be disappointed later while the company can't be said to have been dishonest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalMayhem View Post
    You reckon? Let the farmers add 50 cents on a litre milk, more tax and VAT intake too, a win win situation.
    If the farmers add 50c, the distributors will add €1.00 and the retailers will slap on their cut as well.

    We're actually paying too little for food at the checkout but it's not the farmers who are getting the best of the price.

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    Default Re: Irish Water Charges to Start at 250.00 - 400 euro per year for each Household

    What next charges to let the children paddle in the sea

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARNEYKX View Post
    What next charges to let the children paddle in the sea
    Hush, don't give them ideas!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BARNEYKX View Post
    What next charges to let the children paddle in the sea
    You've skipped a stage. First a charge for children then a charge for the sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baron von biffo View Post
    you've skipped a stage. First a charge for children then a charge for the sea.

    nothing would surprise me now, probably a tax on umbrellas next

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    The monkeys in government can go hump themselves and can bring their IMF buddies along for the ride.

    When Irish water is fully pollutant free and conforms to the European Water Framework Directive (specifically the 'polluter pays' section) there might be some room for these gimps to have the audacity to bring the subject up. Even then, they'll be told to go molest themselves. And the person who tries to install a meter in my home will require an armed escort, provided that a court hasn't ordered that I be locked up to provide access. Even then, they'd better provide that I do not regain access to my home, to rip it out (will provide a nice paradox for the courts to manifest an embolism with).

    Most, the vast majority of villages, towns and cities in Ireland have sewer systems that are centuries old, that our allegedly nationalistic government didn't provide in the first place, and they are woefully inadequate to serve the needs of today.

    Nearly half of all water used, is lost via a shíte or non-existent infrastructure, before it ever reaches your home. And I might add that the added shít content is totally unacceptable too.

    In short, **** off Enda and **** you Gilmore. Come ask me for it personally...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seán Ryan View Post
    The monkeys in government can go hump themselves and can bring their IMF buddies along for the ride.
    They'll probably enjoy that, I'd rather see them treated after the manner of Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia, the celebrated "impaler". (to quote JHK)
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    Quote Originally Posted by morticia View Post
    can't comment on the rainwater harvesting, but I know a fair few farmers with wells... in some parts, they're needed to keep the cattle watered in a dry summer. Cows drink a LOT.

    They'll have to do something for the ag sector. Mind you, this is Ireland, I suspect lots of blind eyes will be turned...providing enough wonga is made from the suburbanites.

    Re the estimated level of charge, i paid 45 yoyos sterling per month for water in Wales, probably worked out at over £500 per annum, and that was back in 2006.
    Farmers already pay water charges. I know where my family is the price has steadily risen year on year since they came in, and the supply was turned over to a private company. That's an 'experimental' example of how it will progress once these charges are introduced.
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    .... a bit that I don't think CF quoted from the report in the OP was a poorly constructed phrase about minimum fees and the amount you may be allowed to use without paying -

    "Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan is believed to be firmly set on establishing a level of water consumption at which no charge at all would apply. The department, however, could not as yet indicate what this level would be."

    If you have rainwater harvesting and mains supply you might well be able to keep your consumption below the minimum. Of course, they'll be watching that and reduce the allowance, won't they?

    I've asked before on these sorts of questions, where are the overall sums? How much will metering cost and over what period of time will it be amortised?? Will there be in the legislation for the new all singing all dancing authority a requirement to calculate how much waste they have saved each year by repairing the mains?? Will there f...

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    Basically, it is about privatisation and about having profit made from what is currently a public asset.

    Enda Kenny has chosen today to tell us that water charges are unavoidable and will be with us soon.

    And a happy new year to you, too, Enda.

    http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/t...es-534143.html

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    Default Re: Irish Water Charges to Start at 250.00 - 400 euro per year for each Household

    All my water comes from a well ,how can this effect me

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    Default Re: Irish Water Charges to Start at 250.00 - 400 euro per year for each Household

    Quote Originally Posted by BARNEYKX View Post
    All my water comes from a well ,how can this effect me
    Your income tax wont have to be increased to pay for my water which comes from the public mains.

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