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Water charges, flooding, leaking pipes –

Water will be one of the major challenges facing Ireland. An example of the controversy surrounding this issue was the poor and un-coordinated response to dealing with flooding last winter.

Controversy too surrounds the recent discussion around water charges triggered by Minister Gormley’s announcement that the government will introduce metering as a means to conserve water. However charging households for water usage only deals with end use control and will not protect water source and quality. The cost alone of building the infrastructure necessary to meter households will be a major headache, and will only just go towards paying for this costly resource. Continue reading