Saturday 21 January 2017

Letters: High water prices will cost people their jobs

Published 05/08/2014 | 02:30

"The exorbitant prices for Irish water will cost others their jobs, as householders cut back on other basic items to meet this extra cost"
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The exorbitant prices for Irish water will cost others their jobs, as householders cut back on other basic items to meet this extra cost - along with their property tax and increases in gas or electric bills. It will cost the bread man his job. It will cost the paper boy his job. It will cost the milk man his job. It will cost hotel and restaurant workers their jobs, along with local jobs in local shops as people cut back on all of these to meet their water charge payments.

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So while ministers and politicians can afford to bathe in milk and champagne, we won't be able to afford a carton of milk for our tea/coffee, at the same time I could not even drink the tap water during the very hot spell due to the amount of fluoride in it. The smell and taste was making me sick, so I had to buy better-quality bottled water to drink instead.

You can't get blood from a stone. We are stone broke. Our well has truly run dry paying for the mistakes of others who left the Irish people with a thirst for the recent European/local election bashing of government parties. Water/property charges will finish them at the next elections. They are not waterproof.

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