Do you know how to be water smart as the charges are being introduced.
• Only fill your kettle with as much water as you need – you’ll also save on your electricity bill
• Use a basin. Collecting the water you use to rinse fruit and vegetables can then be used for watering plants use a low flow shower head – this can cut your water consumption by up to 12%. Ask us for advice
• Don’t keep the tap running, even when brushing your teeth. Running taps can use up to six litres a minute
• Make sure your washing machine and dishwasher are always fully loaded
• Ask us to add a displacement device to your toilet cistern to uses 3litres less when flushing.
• Have a shower instead of a bath. Showers use only half the quantity of water required by a bath.
• Have shorter showers. One less minute in the shower can save at least seven litres a day.
A new system of domestic water charges is being introduced for homes that are connected to a public water supply (or to public wastewater services).
The following table shows which types of system will and will not be subject to the new domestic water charges:
|Water supplier||Waste water||Charged by Irish Water?|
|Public mains||Public sewer||Yes|
|Public mains||Own treatment (septic tank or wastewater treatment system)||Yes|
|Group water scheme||Public sewer||Yes|
|Group water scheme||Own treatment||No|
|Private well||Public sewer||Yes|
|Private well||Own treatment||No|
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