HOW MUCH WATER WILL COST OUTLINED
Water from your tap is going to cost you just under half a cent a litre – meaning you’ll pay around 24 cents for a quick shower.
The Commission for Energy Regulation has published its proposed water charges – which will be around 176 euro for a household with one adult – rising by 102 euro per extra adult – where the house gets water in and water out.
Metered rates are 4.88 per thousand litres for water and wastewater services.
Households with septic tanks that don’t need wastewater services will pay half – or 2.44 per 1000 litres.
Where water is unfit for human consumption – affected customers will still have to pay – but they’ll get a 50 percent reduction during the disruption to their service – and a 100 percent reduction if the disruption lasts more than 3 months.
Customers with specific medical conditions that need extra water will have their charges capped.