Water is a scarce resource. The best way to ensure it is consumed and supplied efficiently is to price it. Under the EU/IMF Programme, Ireland is committed to transfer water provision from local authorities to a regulated water utility and introduce domestic water charges by the end of the Programme period. Here we present evidence on the best means of achieving these objectives.
Publicpolicy.ie’s seven recommendations to Government on water policy, including support for metering.
Residential Water Charges in Ireland
Dr Henri Smets, France’s leading water expert spoke at an event in Dublin organised by publicpolicy.ie in June 2012. Here he talks about different models for water pricing that balance the need for water charges with people’s right to water.