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Poll: Do you think an 'excessive use' water charge is fair?

The first charge will be levied in July 2019.

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THE GOVERNMENT IS to begin refunding water charges but added that ‘excessive use’ charges are on the way.

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said: “The monitoring of people’s use under the excessive charging regime will begin in 2018 and they will be monitored for a full year to the end of 2019.”

People who are using a wasteful amount of water will be notified at the beginning of 2019 and will be given a six month notice period to reduce their use.

However, if they haven’t done that by six months they will then be charged for excessive wasteful use for that six month period.

So today we’re asking: Do you think an excessive use water charge is fair?

Poll Results:

Yes  (9295)
No  (2894)
I don't know (392)

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