There was some more bad news for the Irish taxpayer this afternoon as the much hated state utility Irish Irish Water has revealed they plan to spend a staggering €88million on 500,000 new water meters that might not even be used.
The news of the scandalous spending by the company has been slammed by many as the utility could soon be abolished. Irish Water say they fully intend to buy half-a-million water meters as part of it’s continuing roll out plan. Although the staggering order is being compared by many to the e-voting machine scandal a few years ago that cost the Irish taxpayer €55million.
Meanwhile those opposed to the enforced charges say it is complete madness to place the new order given the fact there is already 500,000 water metres installed around the country at a cost of €500million that are not being used. However Irish Water has defended the order saying it represents great value for money.
But critics say proposals to combine water charges with the Property Tax would make the use of any new water meters obsolete and leave the taxpayer with a huge bill.