I suppose you're right. Although less than €2 per day for all water needs of four adults doesn't seem excessive to me . . that said it think that they should have fixed the leaking mains pipes rather than digging up half the country and creating this whole usage-less-allowance bill nonsense.Er, yes, michaelm, and I don't think it is "really cheap". As a pair of pensioners on low income (no big Irish pension) with 2 students over 18 in the house, based on the water we use at present we would be paying over €600 a year.