Paulgonnabedebtfree wrote: »
Could that actually work? :rotfl::rotfl:
I can see the theory behind it because you would have constant motion. Just wondering how many taps would do it though.
Arrem wrote: »
Water is no longer a Public Utility, therefore shareholders expect a return on their investments and that for me is the bottom line.
What really miffs me is that the Water Companies, having failed so miserably to maintain their pipework systems, now expect their customers to pay even more to foot the bill for their repairs! And to cover those costs, they have brainwashed us into believing we are so much better people for caring about the environment by the installation of their meters.
The installation of water meters by the Water companies has absolutely nothing to do with ecology. It is purely there in order to get more money from their customers (who have no alternative by the way).
I have lived in houses both with and without water meters, in one house we voluntarily changed from Rateable Value payments to a metered system and our water costs rose by almost a quarter.
GothicFairy refers to water never vanishing as being rubbish and apologises for saying so. I would like to suggest that he/she check that fact before responding in such a manner. Water cannot vanish, it might change is form from solid to vapour etc but it remains water and there is almost the same amount of water inside our atmosphere and planet as there was thousands of years ago. However, it is true that with the worlds population as high as it is, the demands for clean water have dramatically reduced it's availability.
Gothicfairy wrote: »
But it's just water. Water never vanishes of course it does, it evapourates
societys_child wrote: »
Please . . continue with the science lesson. Like what happens next . .
Oh I know, it rains back down on us.:j
Do you really believe it just evaporates and it's gone? no, really,you mean it doesn't ?
The earths moisture content remains the same please provide the proof for that fact as it would seem some don't agree with you..ice caps melting etc. . unless you blast it off into space . . .
Cooler wrote: »
Instead of trying to control people's demand how about them extracting the digit and supplying what is needed.
What sort of society tries to encourages folk to use less water than is needed for hygiene purposes When does this happen ? Not flushing a toilet everytime is really not a hygiene issue by charging for it when there was an excellent supply system funded by the local community kitty in place, as it should be. but it was still paid for by use through council tax/ poll tax.
What sort of people grab the '40 pieces of silver' today with the promise of cheaper bills today most people would do this, why not ? (knowing the difference is being made up by the moral ehh ? what is not moral about having a meter ? folk who don't bite) whilst not caring about the control being passed to the commercial companies who will inevitably raise prices when the time is right for them.The prices set per cubic meter is down to OFWAT rather then the water companies and a meter / no meter makes no difference
What sort of government allows this to occur at all, where a meter can be requested by a house owner at one time but a future owner is denied the chance to remove it. And now compulsion of this evil scheme whether the people or individuals want it or not.
This is not the civilised society I was born into, where water was seen as a right supplied by the community. It is moving towards control by commerce and herding of the people. I'm ashamed of all those involved.
dmg24 wrote: »
Wowzers - never heard of diminishing resources?
When you pay at supermarket fuel pumps
DON'T assume your landlord covers you
Incl £2ish sun cream & £1.50 disposable BBQs