[Article] Gormley faces chaos over water tax plans

Published on: May 25, 2010

The water metering saga continues with this article in today’s Independent. We contacted the Department of Environment when water metering was first mentioned but they weren’t able to tell us how it would work in apartments.

Plans to introduce water charges for every home in the country are set to descend into chaos. Major problems were forecast last night after an investigation found most businesses were not being forced to pay their bills.


The auditor has also found major problems in installing meters, with some councils saying they were unable to charge businesses that were based in terraces and office blocks. This is because of difficulties in getting access to the plumbing or where there is a single supply catering for all businesses in the block. The same problems will exist when installing meters catering for terraced houses and apartments.

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