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expecting quality drinking water

  • 13-02-2019 6:18pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 10,542 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo


    if we dont pay any water charges can we expect treated drinking water out of the tap?

    we are currently going through a water boil notice (second time - it was unsafe to drink in 2018 then it was safe around Christmas and then a boil notice came back into force in January) here in our area for cryptosporidium found in the drinking water , some members of the public in the area are up in arms demanding properly treated drinking water and quite rightly so I suppose.

    But if we are not paying for the water treatment (although some people say we are paying for it in taxes and that water charges were just taxing it twice) can we expect to make a stand/fuss when the water isnt fit for drinking?

    I dont really know how I feel on it at the moment. am fed up with buying bottled water though and the extra plastic waste the empty bottle create.


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  • if we dont pay any water charges can we expect treated drinking water out of the tap?

    we are currently going through a water boil notice (second time - it was unsafe to drink in 2018 then it was safe around Christmas and then a boil notice came back into force in January) here in our area for cryptosporidium found in the drinking water , some members of the public in the area are up in arms demanding properly treated drinking water and quite rightly so I suppose.

    But if we are not paying for the water treatment (although some people say we are paying for it in taxes and that water charges were just taxing it twice) can we expect to make a stand/fuss when the water isnt fit for drinking?

    I dont really know how I feel on it at the moment. am fed up with buying bottled water though and the extra plastic waste the empty bottle create.


    You're entitled to free drinking water, just like you're entitled to free housing, free waste management, free education & free healthcare.




  • El_Bee wrote: »
    You're entitled to free drinking water, just like you're entitled to free housing, free waste management, free education & free healthcare.

    so not then :D




  • Your neighbours had a hard time of it for a few years.

    yeah, we could be heading the same way as well it looks like - i dont know how much protesting and campaigning can make it get sorted any quicker than it can ... or even if it can




  • Even though we pay over 70% tax we get the worst public services. Time to slash and burn the public and civil service and heavily reduce taxation.




  • El_Bee wrote: »
    You're entitled to free drinking water, just like you're entitled to free housing, free waste management, free education & free healthcare.


    There is no such thing as free housing. We pay more than enough tax on everything already. It’s just another way for them to get a few extra billion a year out of us.


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  • If you lived in south Dublin, the issue would be addressed immediately. Shane Ross looks after his wealthy constituents, quid pro quo.

    Shane Ross the transport chap? Does he go around with bottles of Acqua di Cristallo?




  • My sister in law is from Sligo, she's very annoying. Is this a trait of Sligo people?




  • My sister in law is from Sligo, she's very annoying. Is this a trait of Sligo people?

    yeah its a cultchie thing :D


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