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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 2 July, 2020

If you want €100 off your water bill you better get moving

If you’re planning on paying, that is.

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TODAY MARKS THE deadline to register with Irish Water in order to qualify for the €100 water conservation grant, as the government plans legislation to make people comply with the charges.

A €100 grant will be payable to those who register, with the stated aim that it should be used to pay for conservation measures like water butts.

Last week, Irish Water said that around 30% of eligible households had yet to register with them, but was expecting a last minute rush to avail of the grant.

Legislation on compliance with the deeply unpopular charges will go before the Dáil this week, containing measures such as deduction from wages and welfare payments.

The long-running controversy over the charges has haunted the government, with campaigners calling for a wide-scale boycott of the charges.

Today’s Irish Times reports that the board of Irish Water will get together today to discuss the level of payments made since billing began in April. Thus far, Irish Water has refused to reveal how many people have paid.

If you wish to register, click here.

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