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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-17-08 12:21 PM
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17. Here's a compromise: if you don't pay your bill (for a LONG TIME)
Edited on Sun Aug-17-08 12:29 PM by kestrel91316
they get to cut you back, not off. There could be a flow restricter that cuts your water pressure down substantially so you get enough to survive, but are not totally without. That way you wouldn't be able to waste hundreds of gallons watering a big lawn (if you were that sort) but you could get by.

I DO think that a total shutoff is immoral, but you only need a little for drinking, cooking, and bathing. The rest is luxury.

On edit: Another thing that could be done is, let the first X gallons per billing cycle be free, and then a tiered pricing structure so that the MORE you use, the more you pay per gallon, which would reward conservation. This may exist to some degree, but nobody gets FREE water service anywhere. I think this fits best with public water utilities rather than private sector, obviously.
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