Is ‘fee and dividend’ a way of overcoming the Irish water crisis?

magine a system for funding water that doesn’t land Ireland with fines, achieves water conservation goals and actually gives money back to families that conserve it.
It’s called ‘fee and dividend’ and it works by charging people for the water they use and every year giving the amount of the average bill back to the homeowner.
This means that households who use more than the average have to pay for water and those who use less actually make money.