Minister for the Environment.

When setting up Irish Water, the Minister for the Environment retained the right to issue a direction to both Irish Water and its regulator, the Commission for Energy Regulation. Before the recent European and local elections the Government promised that the free water allowance per child would be 38,000 litres per year.

After the elections the same Government allowed the Energy Regulator set the allowance at 21,000 litres per year.

This petition is about calling on the Minister for the Environment to use his powers under the legislation setting up Irish Water to direct both the company and the regulator to set the allowance at the Government's recommended level.

We, the undersigned, call upon the Minister for the Environment to exercise the powers given to him under Section 32 of the Water Services Act 2013 and Section 42 of the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013 to direct both Irish Water and the Commission for Energy Regulation to set the free water allowance for children at the Government's recommended level of 38,000 litres per year per child.

The Reset the Irish Children's Water Allowance petition to Minister for the Environment. was written by Henry Gaynor and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.

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