It's included in our current rates bill. Why should we pay twice because the money wasn't being spent the way it should be?
Also, for those who say we should pay for what we use - this is water we're talking about, something that is necessary for life. If you make it unaffordable for people for whatever reason and they can't access clean drinking water disease will flourish. Come on, surely those who can should subsidise those who can't in some things!
Personally I think the crazy waste comes in because we use treated water to flush toilets. We should all have a water collecting tank on our roofs for toilet flushing, watering the garden, washing the car or whatever.
Is it really true that a household consisting of one person will have to pay exactly the same as a household of multiple occupancy if they happen to live in the same type of house and neighbourhood?
Who will pay for the water that is wasted because of leaks in the actual water system? Why is the system crumbling anyway, when people in NI have been paying for the water service through their rates for years and years?
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...to be hit with price hikes of up to 9.3%
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