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One of our neighbours has left his sprinkler running for the last week - all day and all night
He is NOT even on a meter
What would you do ?
Would you let the water company know - anonymously ?
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  • p00hsticks
    p00hsticks Posts: 12,820 Forumite
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    Are you in an area where there are currently any water restrictions ?
    If not, then whilst their actions may not be very civic-minded, I don't think the water company could do anything about it.
  • maisie_cat
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    Is the neighbour there, have you checked that something hasn't happened to them?
    Some water companies require sprinkler users to be metered so check with yours first before you report anything
  • MalMonroe
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    First I'd check to see if my neighbour was okay, as maisie_cat above suggests.

    I once reported a major leak on a public highway to our water company and nothing was done, nobody attended. Not sure if your water company would do anything. You could try but first of all I'd see if my neighbour was okay. You must be on speaking terms if you know yours is not on a meter.

    I really dislike the growing knee jerk reactive tendency in this country of reporting people first and asking questions later. 

    There's been some rain during the hot weather where I live but I have seen on the news today that water saving restrictions could soon be put in place, nationwide, as we've not had the rainfall we usually get at this time of year.
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  • MouldyOldDough
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    Is the neighbour there, have you checked that something hasn't happened to them?
    Some water companies require sprinkler users to be metered so check with yours first before you report anything
    The neighbours are alive and well
  • MouldyOldDough
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    Is the neighbour there, have you checked that something hasn't happened to them?
    Some water companies require sprinkler users to be metered so check with yours first before you report anything
    Ours does too
  • jimpwarsop
    jimpwarsop Posts: 249 Forumite
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    One of our neighbours has left his sprinkler running for the last week - all day and all night
    He is NOT even on a meter
    What would you do ?
    Would you let the water company know - anonymously ?
    I doubt anyone would leave a sprinkler running if they were on a meter.
    If your neighbour is not on  a meter he is paying(through the nose) for "as much water as s/he wants", so, without restrictions being in place, he is at the H2O equivalent of an all you can eat buffet.
    MYOB.
  • Andy_L
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    One of our neighbours has left his sprinkler running for the last week - all day and all night
    He is NOT even on a meter
    What would you do ?
    Would you let the water company know - anonymously ?
    I doubt anyone would leave a sprinkler running if they were on a meter.
    If your neighbour is not on  a meter he is paying(through the nose) for "as much water as s/he wants", so, without restrictions being in place, he is at the H2O equivalent of an all you can eat buffet.
    MYOB.
    Although, as per masie_cat's post, some (all?) water companies don't let you use a sprinkler if you don't have a water meter
  • jimpwarsop
    jimpwarsop Posts: 249 Forumite
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    Andy_L said:
    Although, as per masie_cat's post, some (all?) water companies don't let you use a sprinkler if you don't have a water meter
    My supplier has never mentioned it .  My sprinkler will be on later.

  • sarah1972
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    Andy_L said:
    Although, as per masie_cat's post, some (all?) water companies don't let you use a sprinkler if you don't have a water meter
    My supplier has never mentioned it .  My sprinkler will be on later.

    Same here 
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