Yesterday I wrote about Irish Water and the work of Geoffrey Drage on statistics, and coincidentally today I got my first metered water bill. This is just the second bill I've received from Irish Water - the first was a fixed reading with a cap €64.82.
I'm sure that like many people I wondered what would I have paid if the cap was not in place and I had to pay for every litre used. In my bill below we used just over 20,000 litres of water during April/May/June - I'm visualizing the 1,000 litre oil tank in my garden and at 20 of these, this does not seem like a lot of water. Had my bill been based on usage it would have been just over €10 higher - not a lot. This is not so bad after all???