Friday 9 December 2016

Editorial: Government 'free' water allowance falls short

Published 28/06/2014 | 02:30

There will be no free water allowance for children
There will be no free water allowance for children

AND so another twist in the sorry water charges fiasco. Just when families hoped they might be getting some relief from the latest levy on households, it now emerges that the 'free' allowance announced just last month will be less than promised.

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Irish Water has compiled data which shows that consumption per child is less than previously believed, and that the 104 litres of free water expected every day is unlikely to materialise.

It was all very different in early May when our leaders announced that a generous allowance of 38,000 litres would be provided to every child in the State.

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