Us culchies know it costs money to make water usable
I'VE been listening to the water charges row with a certain sense of distance, and that’s not a metaphor.
I live in a rural area and therefore won’t be a “customer” of Irish Water. Like most rural dwellers too far from town, we have a private well and “waste water treatment system” that deals with our poo. I have to admit when the form arrived from Irish Water it felt like I’d won €500 in the Lotto.
So I’ve kept the head down a bit - apart from pointing out that the EU passed a law in 2000 giving us 15 years to bring in domestic water rates. With 7 weeks to go, we’re barely meeting the deadline. However there’s one argument being made against charges that seems clever but has irked me.