FGNUK wrote: »
Time to take re-nationalize all utilities. If this decision is made, you guarantee it's been made based upon the water suppliers making additional profit, it has diddly squat to do with water stocks.
John_Pierpoint wrote: »
.........and exactly who owned the companies who were still using leaking 100 year old Victorian metal pipes, when blue welded plastic piping had been invented?
The answer is simple. The accountants had done the sums, it is cheaper in the short run to leave the pipes leaking because their contents are cheap; so "kick the problem down the road".
Have you noticed the politicians doing the same with the little local difficulty of the deficits worldwide.
[Compare this with the same problem in the gas industry: The contents of the pipes is much more valuable. Oh and coincidently if those Victorian pipes are left leaking, there is a nasty big bang, sooner rather than later].
platanincau1981 wrote: »
I don't have a meter and I wouldn't want one. Water is one thing no-one can live without. I have 2 kids and do thing like using the washing machine at least twice a day seven days a week if not more. As many other things that water is needed for. Water is the one thing that should not be metered.
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