£160 per ratepayer for water

The experts report on the future for water charging landed on a number of desks at Stormont last Thursday and the Sunday Life claims it recommends a delay to charges for a further year and that despite NIO past denials ratepayers have been contributing about £160 a year towards water provision. Its key recommendations are:
Future water charges be linked to rateable value
The Water Company to reduce costs by 40% and sell off assets
An increase in costs for the commercial sector
Subsidisation from the block grant (if necessary)
A rejection of water meters