Friday, April 14, 2006

User Pays- but is often to dumb to know where...

I've always been a great believer in this.

Now I'm involved in one of those contentious areas of 'user pays'. Water.

When a thing is percieved as 'free' (it isn't) it will invariably be wasted (it is)

When water is wasted, the cost is invisible to most- it's tacked onto the rates bill- which is always going up way ahead of inflation.

I have heard many a time 'water should be free- it's our right to have water!'

So buy a friggin rainwater tank!

Meter it, charge accordingly and keep the cost off the rates bill. That's cheaper than having to pay for plant capacity upgrades!

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