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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 12:43 PM
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3. Well it worked didn't it.
Not saying it was right but turning the water off did prompt Mom to pay the bill. It's effective. That's why the do it.

About once a year they have to turn off the water on a large volume slumlord and our news shows a bunch of poor people, living in filthy conditions, who know have no water - and don't understand why, if they paid their rent on time, how come the water company turned them off. Hitting the news always flushes the scumbag out of whatever rat hole he lives in to talk to the water company instead of ignoring the letters. It usually also gets the media and the health department all over his behind and get the property fixed up a little better too.

Turning off the water is heartless, and in some cases probably downright immoral, but they do it because it works.
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