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Plan to protest after government U-turn

My stance in favour of water charges had been because of the conservation argument.

Now that we know the details of the water charges payments, it seems the conservation argument has gone out the window. It seems to me now that what my anti water charges friends were telling me in heated debates is correct, ie it is just a tax under another name.

What’s the point in conserving water if there is a cap in place? It doesn’t matter how much water you use. We are now being told that the meters will help reduce bills if you use a small amount of water. In reality the reduction will be miniscule and will not be worth the effort. Granted the meters may find a few leaks but if you are effectively not being penalized for them, what’s the point in getting them fixed?

The €500 million spent on meters will effectively be a white elephant of epic proportions compared to the €50 million spent on evoting machines. While I have not taken part in any protests so far I am seriously thinking of taking part in the next nationwide protest on December 10. Lets derail this out of control speeding train before there is an almighty crash,

Thomas Roddy

Lower Salthill,

Galway


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