Anti-Water Tax Campaign blasts Green Party


40 members of the new Anti-Water Tax Campaign from Waterford, Cork and Dublin protested outside the Green Party conference last weekend.  John Gormley and his fellow Green TDs have been leading the charge to impose this additional charge on households, pretending a regressive tax is somehow an environmental measure.

About 35% of all drinking water is lost through leaks. Some of this is down to aging Victorian pipes not being replaced, while some is down to letting building firms on state contacts get away with incredibly low standards in recent years.  Gormley's government has refused to invest in upgrading water supply.

According to Fianna Fail's Mary Hannafin the cost to householders could be €700 to €800 per year.