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The Nal

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Hows everyone enjoying the cloudy tap water? Should've paid up eh?

The irony is that most people are going to spend more than the 160 odd quid or whatever on bottled water now.

All very Irish.
 


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Hows everyone enjoying the cloudy tap water? Should've paid up eh?

The irony is that most people are going to spend more than the 160 odd quid or whatever on bottled water now.

All very Irish.
Cloudy white? Just air bubbles if it is.
 

McDave

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Hows everyone enjoying the cloudy tap water? Should've paid up eh?

The irony is that most people are going to spend more than the 160 odd quid or whatever on bottled water now.

All very Irish.
Right2RiverRock, roysh?
 

SPN

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Water charges are dead for another generation.
Get over it and stop crying like a baby.

We'll continue to NOT pay for our water as we always have done.
Fixed that for you.

No bother chap.
 

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cytex

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Hows everyone enjoying the cloudy tap water? Should've paid up eh?

The irony is that most people are going to spend more than the 160 odd quid or whatever on bottled water now.

All very Irish.
Irony Is if you had paid up you would still have to pay the 160 quid on bottled water . Or can you tell me anytime or tax dollars are not wasted. Increasing tax has never resulted in a increase of services in this country. But glad to see that you are gullable enough to think it would . Simple fact is we pay more than enough for top class services in this country only thing that needs to be done is stop wasting the tax not charge more.
 

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That's right.
Only taxpayers, who pay for their water.
Nope.

We have never put enough money into the maintenance, repair and upgrading of our water and waste water infrastructure.

Why?

Because there are no votes in putting pipes in the ground.

That's why we need to move away from having politicians in charge of spending decisions.

Put politicians in charge of policy decisions.

Put engineers and accountants in charge of implementing the policy.

The way it should be.



The budget allocated for water provision was circa €1.2 billion per annum until the blueshirts came to power.
They slashed that to circa €400 million per annum and then wasted over €3 billion on a failed water metering company.
I'm going to call bullshít on those numbers and ask you to provide backup for your assertions.
 

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Hows everyone enjoying the cloudy tap water? Should've paid up eh?

The irony is that most people are going to spend more than the 160 odd quid or whatever on bottled water now.

All very Irish.
Oh Dear have you still not gotten over the Democratic will of the people being ignored by scum FFG crooks and gangsters and said gangsters being forced to scrap their "water charges" by direct action of ordinary decent tax payers! Go ask yourself why 2billion was squandered on a billing company along with 500K being squandered on fault ridden water meters without a single mains pipe being replaced before you make silly utterances about bottled water. !!!
 

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Nope.

We have never put enough money into the maintenance, repair and upgrading of our water and waste water infrastructure.

Why?

Because there are no votes in putting pipes in the ground.

That's why we need to move away from having politicians in charge of spending decisions.

Put politicians in charge of policy decisions.

Put engineers and accountants in charge of implementing the policy.

The way it should be.





I'm going to call bullshít on those numbers and ask you to provide backup for your assertions.
Scum "Irish Water" must be eradicated like all vermin. Instead of tax payers money being squandered by FFG/"labour" gangsters and their cronies on a billing company full of dodgy contracts it is time it was disbanded and a criminal investigation held into any politician that aided and abbeted its looting of tax payers money with no mains pipes being repaired or replaced.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/irish-water-has-cost-state-2bn-768178.html
Irish Water will have cost the State over €2bn by the end of the year, according to government projections, writes Joe leogue.

Figures released to the Irish Examiner show the controversial utility will cost the State €844m in 2016 alone, when its operating subvention, capital contributions and the replacement revenue — provided by the State following the decision to suspend billing customers — are taken into consideration.The State gave Irish Water €678m and €621m in 2014 and 2015 respectively in operating subventions and capital contributions, bringing the total cost to €2.143bn over the past three years.
 

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publicrealm

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The incessant rain has stopped - so presumably water shortages will be announced by IW on Monday.
 

kimari

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dont like it
There talking about piping water from the shannon to dublin to deal with leo s 2040 expected population explosion .Wonder what company could possibly be chosen to lay that amount of pipeline. Hows dinnys finances these days
 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/pumping-of-town-s-raw-sewage-into-harbour-extraordinary-1.3481227

‘Brown matter’

He showed the judge photos of the beach including one where children could be seen playing just 50m from a culvert carrying the sewage into the sea. He said “white pieces of toilet paper and brown matter” could be seen in one photo.

The defence said Irish Water will have a treatment plant in operation there in 2021 at a cost of €4m.

Judge John Brennan said it was a “grave concern” that raw sewage was discharged into the amenity and that it was a tourist location and also used by children.

The court heard that the Kilfenora case related to ground water entering the supply of drinking water. Mr Cole said the discharge problem had existed since 1974. The EPA had given Irish Water 20 months to come up with a solution.

The court noted that Irish Water had pleaded guilty in the three cases and the issues had existed before it took over responsibility from local councils.
Company barred from raising funding through charging for utilities is fined for events over it had no control.
 

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https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/district-court/pumping-of-town-s-raw-sewage-into-harbour-extraordinary-1.3481227

‘Brown matter’

He showed the judge photos of the beach including one where children could be seen playing just 50m from a culvert carrying the sewage into the sea. He said “white pieces of toilet paper and brown matter” could be seen in one photo.

The defence said Irish Water will have a treatment plant in operation there in 2021 at a cost of €4m.



Company barred from raising funding through charging for utilities is fined for events over it had no control.
Irish water is basically still the government dressed up in shiny new clothes to fleece us...so yeah they are responsible...
 

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Well I'm glad I won this one as irish water hooked up the new housing estate next to mine and fuked up our supply no end.

Nothing but lime at a low flow and brown sediment at high.

And this after running the water full tilt for over an hour. How much would that cost me if we were still billed?

Even now weeks later its still limey and iw have basically told me tough
 

former wesleyan

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Where's Ballybog sez No and Paul Murphy and all the other chancers ? It falls outa the sky, Joe.
 

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FF candidate running for local council just told me that FG are planning on bringing in water charges after this election and that FF are going to oppose this. Nothing has changed when it comes to telling the voter what you think will get you his/her vote. :D
 


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