Water charge would significantly influence usage, survey finds

More than two-thirds of people would change their water usage if a charge was re-introduced, according to a survey, published today by NUIG.

The ConsEnSus Lifestyle Survey found that the re-introduction of a water charge would lead 68% of respondents to change their water use.

The research, involving 1,500 households around the country, carried out between 2010 and 2011, found a marked improvement in environmental awareness in Ireland over the past decade.

The study also examined people's attitudes and behaviours towards sustainable household consumption and sustainable lifestyles in the areas of mobility, food and energy use.

A total of 89% said they try to reduce the amount of food waste their household produces and 86% admitted they are concerned about the environment.

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