* 1. Name:

* 2. Organisation (please specify): political party, trade union, community group or other?

* 3. Do you support Right2Water’s policy of demanding the scrapping of domestic metering and all domestic water charges, abolition of Irish Water, and a referendum to enshrine public ownership of the water system in Bunreacht na hÉireann?

* 4. How do you think Ireland’s public water system should be funded?

* 5. Do you believe Right2Water Ireland should lodge a submission in relation to the River Basin Management Plan (RBMP) with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government as part of their consultation process?

* 6. In developing the River Basin Management Plan (2018-2021), do you believe the Irish government should continue to utilise Article 9.4 of the EU Water Framework Directive, which enables Member States to seek an exemption from domestic water charges if they can demonstrate that their plan enables them to fulfil the objectives of the Directive?

* 7. Right2Water has consistently argued that the government’s apparent commitment to the ‘polluter pays’ principle is undermined by its failure to address the huge industrial wastage of water through distilleries, the pollution of rivers by commercial farming interests, the free water obtained from our springs by multinational companies, and the 50 percent of companies who are refusing to pay commercial water charges. Do you support this view?

* 8. Do you agree that the government should pursue the 50 percent of companies who refuse to pay their commercial water charges, introducing measures to penalise those firms which continue to refuse payment?

* 9. Do you agree that the Irish government should introduce abstraction charges for for-profit companies like Britvic, which are extracting our natural spring water in limitless supplies free of charge? (this would help achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive).

* 10. Do you believe the Irish government should launch an education campaign to raise awareness of water conservation which would enable the Irish government to achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive?

* 11. Do you believe the Irish government should incentivise water saving devices like water butts, aerated shower heads and energy and water efficient white goods (dish washers, washing machines, etc), in order to achieve the objectives of the Water Framework Directive?

* 12. Please provide any additional comments that you wish to be considered as part of Right2Water’s submission on the government’s draft River Basin Management Plan (http://www.housing.gov.ie/water/water-quality/river-basin-management-plans/public-consultation-draft-river-basin-management). (500 words).

* 13. Please give us a contact email or phone number so that we can follow up with you if required.

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