Add dirty bikes, hosepipes, washing car, watering garden, filling pond etc
in a single line a good reason for compulsory meters
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The actual amount of water you use is small and the cost of all the service charges is large to huge, but then somebody has to pay the shareholdrers a profits dont they.
Northern Ireland, no shareholders, great service last winter, Scottish Water, no shareholders, the WICS is questioning where future investment funding is coming from. E&W privatisation was a massive exercise in off balance sheet financing the environmental improvements required due to EU directives and has led to a massive improvements compared to the early eighties. Was there a better way? happy to take suggestions
Also any leak, between the meter and the the house or in the house is your problem and your cost for wasted water.
most new meters are installed inside the property these days and water co's offer a free outside repir for households
as for the liability for leaked water I'll happily assist someone construct a series of letters using Condition E of the companies licence to argue that they shouldn't be liable for service pipe leakage (subject to a repair being done when aware)
All new homes are forced to be on a meter as will all homes in the near future.
it's likely to be 20 years+ before meters are universal
water is finite and abstraction has an environmental impact, making people aware of how much they use is always a good thing in this context and wallet is usually the fastest way of doing it:wink: