Limerick man’s shower in the rain to beat water charges

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

Singing in the rain: Wayne Madigan of Garryowen is opposed to the charges
A LIMERICK man has taken a novel approach to beating the Irish Water charges, with the first bill set to arrive in January.

A LIMERICK man has taken a novel approach to beating the Irish Water charges, with the first bill set to arrive in January.

Armed with his rubber duckie and a bottle of shower gel, Garryowen man Wayne Madigan took to the pavement as the heavens opened at the weekend, and took advantage of the plentiful deluge, for which Limerick is famous for.

“Can’t charge me for this shower f***ers,” he wrote, to draw attention to his opposition to the introduction of water charges.

However, come hell or high water, like thousands of others, and regardless of whether he has a meter installed or not, Wayne will be receiving his first bill in January.

Customers will have charges capped at an assessed rate for the first nine months of use, of at least €176 for one adult, for a year.