Water pricing in Ireland: A techno-economic and political assessment

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Title: Water pricing in Ireland: A techno-economic and political assessment
Authors: Zhao, Y.Q.
Crosbie, Dara
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3977
Date: 13-Apr-2012
Abstract: Ireland is one of a very small number of countries in the world which do not charge for domestic drinking water supply. Recent developments have indicated that the reintroduction of domestic charges in Ireland is being planned. Ireland has a daily average water usage per person of around 150 litres and an increasing demand for clean water reserves and talks of imminent water metering and charges. This paper investigates the current status of water resources and water supply in Ireland, and assesses the technical, economic and political challenges involved with the reintroduction of domestic water charges accompanied by the implementation of a domestic metering programme. The study highlights the need for a system of water charging and metering in Ireland to ensure more careful management of water resources, to promote more sustainable use of water, and to provide a more stable revenue stream for local authorities.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Copyright (published version): 2012 Taylor & Francis
Keywords: Water pricingWater treatmentWater supplyWater, Ireland
DOI: 10.1080/00207233.2012.676418
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Civil Engineering Research Collection

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