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I live in an apartment, how is my water bill calculated?

It comes down to age, apparently.

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THE SITUATION FOR those who rent houses has been clarified by Irish Water, but many in apartments are still wondering how their usage will be tracked.

The answer is that it comes down to the age of your apartment.

An Irish Water spokesperson told that metering comes down to the age of your apartment.

“Under the first phase of metering, around 48,000 apartments are being metered. They are newer ones in which the plumbing configuration allows us monitor individual apartments.”

In older apartments, people will pay based on the averages, which Irish Water say are 66,000 litres for the first adult and 21,000 litres per person after that.

Those averages were based on a survey of 1,650 homes.

“Obviously, once the person has contacted us, their allowances will kick in and apply.”

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