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I rent my home, who pays for my water?

In short: you do.

Easy knowing you're not paying the bill.
Easy knowing you're not paying the bill.
Image: Water via Shutterstock

WITH WATER BILLING getting under way today, it raises an important question for those who don’t own their homes.

Who pays for the water?

In short, Irish Water says, if you use it, you pay for it.

“It’s the tenant who pays,” an Irish Water spokesperson told TheJournal.ie today.

“The application packs were sent out to houses across the country. One person living  in the home was asked to send the pack back.

“We asked people to include their PPS numbers so that we could calculate their allowances.”

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The spokesperson added that if a resident wanted to arrange a deal with their landlord, that was between them.

For landlords, if the property is unoccupied, they can inform Irish Water and pay a set fee.

The situation regarding long-term renters who don’t have a PPS number is to be established.

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