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    rbulph
    What happens if you don't pay your water bill?
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    • 6th Jun 06, 1:47 PM
    What happens if you don't pay your water bill? 6th Jun 06 at 1:47 PM
    Nothing apparently. Or that's what this article suggests - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/5050048.stm.
    The article also says that those who do pay are paying an extra 10 per year to subsidise those who don't pay. But maybe it's more - if 15% don't pay that means that 15% of what the rest of us pay is to cover the non-payers, so about 30/year on a 200/year bill. That's not on.

    So what's to stop me from deciding I'd rather not pay too? Will the water company sue me? It sounds as if they wouldn't, otherwise how do these 15% of people manage to get away with it for so long? If the bailiffs were knocking on their doors, they'd be paying.

    I'm sure that if everyone was to now refuse to pay, the situation would be resolved in no time, and we'd all see a healthy and fair reduction in our bills. I'm certainly tempted to do so. What do you think?
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