448. Deputy Peter Fitzpatrick asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if he will address a matter (details supplied) raised in correspondence; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 18674/18 asked on 01 May 2018 - Water Charges)

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (Deputy Eoghan Murphy): In June 2016 the Oireachtas voted to suspend domestic water charges. An Expert Commission was established to report on the funding of domestic public water services in Ireland and to provide recommendations on a sustainable long-term funding model for domestic water and wastewater services. This Expert Commission reported in November 2016. 
A special Oireachtas committee then examined these recommendations, mainly in p...