I can see theses meters operating like bord gais. A new gov water dept will be set up.You pay for meter installation. Itll never be your property( the meter). Youll pay a monthly ongoing standing charge and if you dont pay theyll disconnect you, ie take the meter away or lock it. Call out to reconnect at 80€ or so.
I like many more paid for our water a long time ago..
Then it will be privatised to a German or French operator.
Water = Life, so pay up or die, yes nice idealogy, NeoCon America called its wants its ideology back. Plus it is Ireland its rains practically non-stop and we have more than our fair share of rainfall, it is another stealth tax to bailout the Fianna Fail gamblers I won't be paying.
Water is paid for out of general taxation, and we pay too much of this already, I swear it is if the Government has went and gone Ryanair on the whole country, every little thing is a separate charge now.
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You can live without electricity and gas if you want to. You can't live without water. I think it's disgusting to charge for water and it's typical of a American-style capitalist system where "if you can't pay for it you can't have it" regardless of how essential it might be.
And all being propped up by a "socialist" party.......
Ironically true American Capitalism is a far superior system to what we are subjected to what I would call Cronie-Capital-Socialism, basically socialism for the wealthy where failure is rewarded massively and dog eat dog capitalism for the people where you can have nothing for free and have to pay through the nose for every single thing. No wonder so many people live off the state, I can't blame them when you see how corrupt Ireland is.
Many people have alot of hate for George W. Bush and rightly so however I will admire him for letting Lehman brothers fail, he stood by and did nothing and left the business fail, that was true capitalism where the state should not interfere.
If a small business gets in trouble there is no help or rescue, similarly for the self employed who cannot even draw welfare, however if you are a large multi-billion bank or corporation it is bailouts all round, slaps on the back, a huge bonus rewarding failure and mass theft and then brandys and cigars afterwards in the ol'd bhoys club with whatever crooked politician you have bribed out.
Should food be free also?
I certainly think that people should have the choice not to be supplied with water if they want to source it themselves.
The founding members of Labour have turned over in their graves months ago with the antics of the current lot of two-faced traitors to the very people they are supposed to be also representing.
They will be told to get the hell off my property.
As soon as the metering infrastructure is in place the
Government traitors will auction it off to the highest bidder and the money raised from the sale will go to the bond-holders.
FG \ Labour should be drowned in barrels full of their own piss.
So fast forward 3 years and your average family will be paying €1000 property tax, €500 motor tax €300 water tax. Still having to pay for their own bin collection.