Installing water meters
Sir, – Bernard Carroll (August 6th) makes the point that very little per annum (€10 million) will be saved by the Government’s water-metering scheme, which will cost €539 million.
This begs the question about motivation and who is gaining from the scheme; and who is paying? For example, who is supplying the meters and at what profit to themselves – and where will the profits be spent? Will the taxpayer be obliged to pay over time for the meter and also pay VAT? How much does the Government plan to take from us in VAT on meters we don’t really want and which actually save very little in terms of percentage water usage and cost of provision? Is this not a stealth tax and a nice little bit of business for the meter supplier? – Yours, etc,