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€300 Water Meter Installation Charge

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Householders 'must pay for water meter installation'

 

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15/04/2012 - 10:40:15

 

Hard-pressed homeowners are facing bills of at least €300 to cover the cost of having a water meter installed, it was reported today.

 

A report in today's Sunday Times stated that the Government will not pay for buying and installing the meters, but will instead pass on the charge to householders in an effort to save funding for local authorities.

 

The Government plans to have water metering in place from 2014.

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As we see from this CSO graph, it's the Irish poor who are being forced to pay for the crisis, while the rich get richer:

 

 

The CSO has just released its Survey of Income and Living Conditions for 2010. In general, income inequality increased from 2009 to 2010, but what are we to make of this?

 

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