Shower to cost about 24c as proposed water charges announced

Shower to cost about 24c as proposed water charges announced

Water from your tap is going to cost you just under half a cent per litre, meaning you will pay around 24c for a quick shower.

The Commission for Energy Regulation has published its proposed water charges, which will be around €176 for a household with one adult rising by €102 per extra adult where the house gets water in and (waste) water out.

Metered rates are €4.88 per 1,000 litres for water and wastewater services.

Households with septic tanks that do not need wastewater services will pay half that rate, or €2.44 per 1,000 litres.

Where water is unfit for human consumption, affected customers will still have to pay but will get a 50% reduction during the disruption to their service and a 100% reduction if the disruption lasts more than three months.

Customers with specific medical conditions that need extra water will have their charges capped.

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