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Do you have something you want to say about water charges?

Consumer Network ‘One Big Switch’ wants to hear from you.

Christy Doran from Mullingar protests over the water charges.
Christy Doran from Mullingar protests over the water charges.
Image: Laura Hutton via Photocall Ireland

ONE BIG SWITCH wants 5,000 consumers to help co-write a submission on water charges that will be presented to political leaders.

The consumer network is asking people to answer a series of questions about the water charges at

It says the submission will help ensure that all sides of politics understand the real impact that the proposed €240 water charges will have on many household budgets.

The campaign to create a crowd written submission is the first of it kinds in Ireland.

This afternoon, One Big Switch reported to have over 2,000 co-authors.

One Big Switch Co-Founder Oliver Tattan says “by acting together, we can build a powerful voice for consumers, and help make sure that ordinary families are not ignored in the water charges debate.

There has been a lot of noise around water charges in the media recently, but not many opportunities for ordinary consumers to take constructive action to make sure their voice is heard.

“The more people who add their name to the submission the louder our collective voice will get, so please spread the word to your family and friends”.

Consumer can join the campaign at before midnight on May 22.

Read: Hogan: ‘See? Investing in water services IS an investment in jobs’>

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