Cllr Darragh Butler (FF) said: To me, this just proves that Irish Water is all about taxation and nothing to do with conservation as the charging structure proposed does nothing to promote water conservation. He said he would prefer a system where every household gets a larger free allowance and only pays for water above that amount. That way households would have been incentivised to save water, he said. Unfortunately under the Government proposed charging structure, households will all pay the same whether you leave the tap running all day long or whether or not you make an effort to save water, Cllr Butler said.

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