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    Notachipanoaktree Notachipanoaktree is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattarigna View Post
    This summer, Ireland has experienced a historic drought, and while we didn't have to do anything as drastic as rationing water or anything, it's pretty clear that our water infrastructure is starved for investment, both for investigating leaks, and for updating the pipe network and such.

    Around half of all water that's treated for drinking is wasted via leaks, and at the current rate of inspection, it would take literally 100 years for all the pipes in the system to get inspected and replaced (source).

    The reality is that upgrading our water infrastructure will probably be a long-term project that is going to need consistent funding. Funding that I think could have been provided by a system of water charges, similar to what exist in virtually all other developed countries, and which exist for the parts of the population where local community schemes still oversee the water supply - and who are basically subsidising the cost of water infrastructure maintenance for everyone else as a result.
    Just exactly what class of a money hunting P&CS mouthpiece pri*ck with a politician in tow, are you, eh?

    The world and it's mother are onto your money grabbing, self serving, self interested ways.

    JUST STOP, k!

    We'd all really rather see the entirety of the P&CS outsourced to another country, yez greedy shower of Btards.
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    Most water in this country is used by agriculture and industry not Mary watering her geraniums.

    Many countries that have domestic rates have terrible water infrastructure so it isn't the case bringing in another charge would solve the problem.
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    Depends on where you live really.

    The culchies have to pay for their local water supply and fund Dublin water consumption via their tax charge so they are the big losers.

    Dubs and other large urban dwellers can leave the taps running and have a laugh as there is no financial incentive to save water.
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    Mattarigna Mattarigna is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notachipanoaktree View Post
    Just exactly what class of a money hunting P&CS mouthpiece pri*ck with a politician in tow, are you, eh?
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    Mattarigna Mattarigna is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    Most water in this country is used by agriculture and industry not Mary watering her geraniums.
    AFAIK, there are water rates that Businesses do pay, so they do pay for their water usage.
    Quote Originally Posted by tsarbomb View Post
    Many countries that have domestic rates have terrible water infrastructure so it isn't the case bringing in another charge would solve the problem.
    I imagine most countries don't have around half of all their treated water been wasted via leaky pipes.
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    Mattarigna Mattarigna is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by LooseCannon View Post
    Depends on where you live really.

    The culchies have to pay for their local water supply and fund Dublin water consumption via their tax charge so they are the big losers.

    Dubs and other large urban dwellers can leave the taps running and have a laugh as there is no financial incentive to save water.
    Depends if they're part of the remaining group schemes that survived after Irish Water was established. A good number of them were folded in, afaik.
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    Notachipanoaktree Notachipanoaktree is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattarigna View Post
    AFAIK, there are water rates that Businesses do pay, so they do pay for their water usage.
    I imagine most countries don't have around half of all their treated water been wasted via leaky pipes.
    You're an idiot. You lost this lucrative revenue stream by incompetence and greed and rightly so. So STOP now like a good little rat.
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    Yes.
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    Mattarigna Mattarigna is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notachipanoaktree View Post
    The world and it's mother are onto your money grabbing, self serving, self interested ways.

    JUST STOP, k!

    We'd all really rather see the entirety of the P&CS outsourced to another country, yez greedy shower of Btards.
    I could talk about how many rural communities do still pay water charges for their local water supply, while the "irresponsible, feckless" majority expect it to be pumped to them for free. But that doesn't really get us anywhere.
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    Mattarigna Mattarigna is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notachipanoaktree View Post
    You're an idiot. You lost this lucrative revenue stream by incompetence and greed and rightly so. So STOP now like a good little rat.
    You're accusing me of personally benefiting from the imposition of water charges? How does that work?
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