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    SKELLY SKELLY is offline

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    Householders to pay 300euro for water meter installation

    Hard-pressed homeowners are facing bills of at least €300 to cover the cost of having a water meter installed, it was reported today.

    A report in today's Sunday Times stated that the Government will not pay for buying and installing the meters, but will instead pass on the charge to householders in an effort to save funding for local authorities. ]
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    The article also states that householders may have to pay a annual "rental" fee for the meter.

    Friends of mine live in Gort. The tap water is yellow. You cant drink it. With a new baby they had to fork out on an expensive
    filtration system. The water has been like this for nearly 10 years. Now they want to charge for water which you cant drink from the tap!!

    Also other parts of south galway and ennis they have to use bottled water. This has been going on for 5 years or more.

    So the agrument that we cant fund water repairs is bollox. Alot of these issues were there during the boom and are legacy issues.

    Alot of people around me and in rural ireland do/will and are beginning to sink wells and have small group schemes.
    Others use rain water. Do they honestly expect people to pay a tax on water that falls from the sky?!



    Someone explain again what the household charge and future property tax are for?!
    Because i was under the silly impression that these monies go to found local services!!
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    ShoutingIsLeadership ShoutingIsLeadership is online now
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    I can't see myself being home that day
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    enuffisenuff enuffisenuff is offline

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    The household tax is to pay for "essential" local services like libraries, footpaths, cutting grass etc... Like you I'd assumed that water was also an "essential" service and would naturally fall under this umberella and be covered by the household charge....but it looks like its not........THIS WHOLE THING STINKS TO HIGH HEAVEN!!
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    Why don't they get the meter installers to ask for the household charge whilst they're at it?

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    Was talking to a fellow out of work plumber outside the school gates recently and he was trying to get the course and a job out of it....he was told he was wasting his money as the Brits were coming over to install them....
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    Is there no way to adapt the e-voting machines to be water meters?
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    When asked about this, Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore said "No decision has been taken" ......meaning .......we're going to pay at least €300per house PLUS House Tax PLUS metered water charges.

    Now, let's see how many of the 980,000 (who paid the €100) are going to pay the above charges AND the already-signalled inevitably much higher House Tax!
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    that should work well, a bunch of cockneys driving around Dublin estates in Themes Water vehicles...... they'll be burnt out quicker than those Gatso vehicles
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    And if you don't agree big Phil comes around, installs the thing himself and then Raids the kids piggybanks before leaving. No escaping Big Phil on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franzoni View Post
    Was talking to a fellow out of work plumber outside the school gates recently and he was trying to get the course and a job out of it....he was told he was wasting his money as the Brits were coming over to install them....
    Been hearing that here in Sweden as well. Apparently some English companies are supposed to already have the contracts yet it has not went out to public tender.
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