My understanding is that this is to prove the number of occupants in the house (for water allowance purposes). Why wouldn't you want to claim the allowances? Presumably it'll cost more for the water without them!If I do NOT wish to claim Water Allowances...why does a water utility need my PPS numbers?
That's a bit Irish alright . . an empty house using no water will pay €160 but other can get a zero bill of staying within their quota. I'll be interested if I can get a zero bill so.Why ? It will be possible for a single person with a water meter to have zero water charges if they use less that 30000l a year. The minimum charge will apply just to non principal residences (it is proposed)
Precisely, these proposals do seem extortionate for someone not living in their house or for expats who may not even live in the country. Then as it stands at the moment they are only proposals and the eventual charges may not be as high.So NPPR by the back door?
http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/environment/water_services/water_charges.htmlThere will be no standing charge in respect of principal residences, but a minimum charge may apply to second homes. Irish Water has proposed a minimum charge of €80 per service per year for second homes – a total of €160 for a house using both public water supply and public wastewater services. This was among the proposals that the CER consulted on during August 2014.