Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The crystal ball does it again

A few days ago, I wrote about water and user pays.

Buggered if a letter didn't arrive today saying that exactly that is going to happen here in the near future. Meters will be installed and households billed for water over and above that paid for in the rates.

I'm currently waiting for howls of outrage from the 'water is a right' mob. Tons of it in the creek, there for the taking. It even falls from the sky, deivery free- you just need a container.

Another of my predictions- petrol at $2.00+/litre by the end of 2006 is well on track...

-BTW, I'm NOT employed by the local council- I work for a living!


Lindsay Mitchell said...

A man stopped at a rural gas station and, after filling his tank, he stood by his car and watched a couple of guys working along the roadside. One would dig a hole two or three feet deep and then move on. The other came along behind and filled in the hole. While one was digging a new hole, the other was about 25 feet behind filling in the old one.
"Hold it, hold it!" this guy said to the men. "Can you tell me what's going on here? One of you is digging a hole and the other is filling it up. You're not accomplishing anything."
"You don't understand," one of the men said, leaning on his shovel and wiping his brow. "We work for the local council. Normally there's three of us: me, Hone and Trev. I dig the hole, Hone sticks in the tree and Trev here puts the dirt back."
"Yeah," said Trev. "Just because Hone is sick, that doesn't mean we can't work, does it?"

Anonymous said...

Jafas have been paying for water separately for at least 30 years according to how many thousand litres used. @ around $140 - $170 every six months the cost isn't a biggy for this family. The other $100+ for local rates a month + $14 regional rates a month, now that is another story.