Water charges must be refunded now - or else the Government will risk an outpouring of public anger
Published 01/12/2016 | 02:30
The Report on Funding of Domestic Public Water Services in Ireland has essentially recommended that we take all the mistakes made in the past - and repeat them.
Up until the establishment of Irish Water, the national domestic water supply was funded out of general taxation.
Now it is recommended that we take a step back to this failed system which saw the infrastructure decline so badly that 50pc of the underground pipes were leaking - the international standard is about 5pc - and thousands of households around the country were on boil-water notices.