Opinion Editorial

Friday 23 March 2018

Editorial: When we pay for water, we'll expect a better service

Water is often taken for granted, even if it is one of the most important elements in our lives.

From 2015, householders will have to start paying for this valuable commodity, and the new utility company Irish Water was given a stark warning yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when it was told that it has "a lot of work to do to provide safe and secure drinking water to the public".

Now that people are paying for their water, they will be entitled to demand a clean and safe supply, and a better service than they have been getting to date.

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