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Water Services Bill 2017

Posted September 29th, 2017

This week I brought forward legislation dealing with the future of Irish Water, charges and funding. You can read my speech below.

“The Bill provides for the repealing of the 2014 domestic water charging regime and it introduces a new regime focused on the promotion of water conservation under which a levy will apply in certain circumstances for usage of water above a reasonable threshold.

“In making these changes, provisions is made in the Bill for the extinguishing of liabilities under the current regime and the making of refunds to the 990,000 customers who paid in accordance with the 2014 Act. This will give rise to a new funding model for Irish Water, which is underpinned by the Bill.”

To continue reading, go here.

You can watch a video of my speech here.