Government To Privatise Air With Oxygen Meters To Be Fitted In Every Home By 2018
THE GOVERNMENT announced today it is to privatise the oxygen in the air, forcing every home in the country to be fitted with meters by 2018.
Under a new scheme to tackle air wastage, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan confirmed the first roll out of the new meter to take place late next year, and will cost the taxpayer in the region of €45bn euro.
Irish Water have already been lined up for the privatisation, calling the sister company ‘Irish Aer’.
“There is far too much vital oxygen being wasted in this country.” advised Mr. Hogan. “People take it for granted and we need to be more careful about how we use it in the home. After some consideration, we have decided to limit the amount of air being used, and the only way we can do that is to charge for it.”
It is understood the initial installation cost for homeowners will be between 100 and 300 euros.
“People won’t see this charge for another five years, so I wouldn’t worry about it yet.” he added.
The average Irish home wastes over 2 million cubic feet of oxygen every year.