Water, water everywhere – Rates bill for Cork post office 1859 – Image of the Month January 2014

Cork PO Water rates bill

With a good deal of rain over the last month, flooding in parts of the country and water meters gradually being introduced, here is a nice little item from our archives, a water rates bill for Cork Post Office in 1859. At least it shows that paying for water is by no means a new idea and that the convenience of piped water has long been appreciated as something worth paying for.