Farmers to face water charges hike from next year

The Irish farmers Journal is reporting today that Farmers will be facing significantly higher water bills next year when Irish Water introduces its new metered water charging system.

The charges will come into force on 1 May 2021.

Up until now each county council set water charges, but the new system will see farmers across the country pay the same amount for water use.
It is estimated that an average dairy farmer pay €3,328/year for water.

Farmers who want to put in a new field connection for water are paying a minimum of €2,272 across the country under Irish Water charges.

Kathleen Henry is the Chairperson of the Sligo Branch of the IFA