Metering in NI ruled out by review panel

Mair, Vibeka
October 2007
Utility Week;10/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p25
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Independent Water Review Panel advising the Northern Ireland Executive has recommended that water customers in the province should not be metered. Instead they should be charged on the basis of the rateable value of their homes. The panel called for Northern Ireland Water to make big savings after arguing that the company could reduce its operating costs by 40 per cent and improve its finances by selling surplus land holdings. The panel has estimated that an average household should pay £160 a year for its water supply.


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