MINISTER PHIL HOGAN has outlined what we will be paying for water come next year.
The average household will pay about €240 every year for water services. Each property will receive an annual free allowance of 30,000 litres.
So, what will that get you?
Well, the average household of 2.7 people uses 140,000 litres per year so it will be difficult to avoid any usage charges.
But if you wanted to try….this is what the 30,000 litres could get you.
Per day, it would allow for one five-minute shower, two brushes of your teeth with the water running and one flush of the toilet.
Broken down, the 30,000 also equates to:
7 flushes of the toilet per day
0.85 baths per day
2 five-minute showers per day
300 washes a year
28 runs of the dishwasher per week