33 percent of water bills could be standing charges

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest By News Highland – April 14, 2014 Facebook 33 percent of water bills could be standing charges Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+center_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Previous articleUkraine crisis: Surrender deadline passesNext articleAGSI conference to debate Donegal motion on garda whistleblowers charter News Highland The Social Protection Minister says the government has not discussed the level of standing charges at Irish Water.It follows reports in the Irish Independent that the agency has submitted plans for a 33 percent charge on the average bill to the energy regulator.That could cost householders up to 100 euro before they have even used any water.It is understood the measure is designed to give Irish Water a guaranteed income stream, which they will need in order to borrow money to develop their infrastructure.The scale of the standing charge is likely to provoke some backlash because it will not act as an incentive to conserve water.The charge is as low as 10 percent in other countriesJoan Burton says the government has not discussed the plans and she says it is important that the water charge is fair.”This is a submission – the key thing in relation to Irish Water is that we have a system which imposes the least possible cost, particularly on families, and that we work to ensure that the charges are both moderate and that they’re fair” she said. WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Newslast_img

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