State to scrap ban on charges
THE Government is paving the way for domestic water bills, with legislation to remove the ban on charging for water.
The scheme features on the Government's list of planned legislation for 2010.
But the Water Services Bill for introducing the charge will come just months after the grave water crisis that continues to affect many parts of the country.
Now Environment Minister John Gormley plans to introduce water meters in every household as the Government moves to implement domestic water charges from 2011/2012.