New water meters on tap for customers...

New water meters on tap for customers of St. Paul water agency

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 16, 2010, titled New water meters on tap for customers of St. Paul water agency. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

That dusty, aging water meter in your basement? It's getting replaced. St. Paul Regional Water Services is embarking on a nearly $20 million program to replace every water meter in St.

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Sandy

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jun 17, 2010
Now is NOT the time to waste any money unnecessarily.

St. Paul Regional Water Services has already jacked up our rates.

Get a clue. We are out of work and out of money.

Taxed to death by Ramsey County.

No more wasteful little ideas from self important little minds.
Clay

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jun 17, 2010
I think the article said the existing meters are at the end of thier useful and reliable life, rendering the expense necessary.

Think of the expense of a leaking meter in your basement should it fail.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#4 Jun 17, 2010
Clay wrote:
I think the article said the existing meters are at the end of thier useful and reliable life, rendering the expense necessary.
Think of the expense of a leaking meter in your basement should it fail.
They don't blow apart and flood your house, they stop reading water usage accurately.

Two things:
1) It's always easier to justify the added expense of a new-fangled technology when everyone else is paying for it.
2) This project will probably be 50% over budget and take two years longer than expected. Just think of the level of homeowner cooperation needed to pull this off...
Always the pessimist

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 17, 2010
highland guy wrote:
<quoted text>
They don't blow apart and flood your house, they stop reading water usage accurately.
Two things:
1) It's always easier to justify the added expense of a new-fangled technology when everyone else is paying for it.
2) This project will probably be 50% over budget and take two years longer than expected. Just think of the level of homeowner cooperation needed to pull this off...
I would have thought you would be dancing with joy they will be laying off city meter readers. But of course then it wouldn't have been any fun not finding some real or imagined problem with the article. You seem to have a very negative outlook on life. Here's a link for you.
http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Always_L...
Turk

Maple Plain, MN

#7 Jun 17, 2010
If you view the Neptune web site and check out the meters they offer.

A neat meter can be read by driving a car through the city. Save lots of money.
Anti Sharon

South Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 18, 2010
I'm for anything Sharon Anderson opposes. Sharon's "derp" statement has become her latest FAIL.
Drip

Shakopee, MN

#9 Jun 18, 2010
highland guy wrote:
<quoted text>
They don't blow apart and flood your house, they stop reading water usage accurately.
Two things:
1) It's always easier justify the added expense of a new-fangled technology when everyone else is paying for it.
2) This project will probably be 50% over budget and take two years longer than expected. Just think of the level of homeowner cooperation needed to pull this off...
So would you rather pay for others' usage of water inaccurately reported by a failing meter?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#10 Jun 18, 2010
Always the pessimist wrote:
<quoted text>
I would have thought you would be dancing with joy they will be laying off city meter readers. But of course then it wouldn't have been any fun not finding some real or imagined problem with the article. You seem to have a very negative outlook on life. Here's a link for you.
http://www.thebards.net/music/lyrics/Always_L...
The article clearly stated that the meter readers will not be laid off--just put out to pasture, doing just a little bit less than they do now.

Math problem: Assuming a 4% interest rate, how many meter readers will you have to lay off to pay for 20 million dollars worth of new city debt?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#11 Jun 18, 2010
Drip wrote:
<quoted text>
So would you rather pay for others' usage of water inaccurately reported by a failing meter?
No, of course not.
I was replying to Clay, who thought the meters flooded basements when they failed.
Thieves

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jun 18, 2010
Face it,they just want another excuse to bleed us dry. My property taxes are up 150% in less then ten years. Use that money and quit bleeding me dry.

I hate this city

Prayer:

Dear Lord please level my house with a tornado so the insurance will pay off my mortgage so I can then afford to move out of this soon to become Detroit Socialist dump. I know this is more realistic then requesting Obumbler and the rest of the Marxist losers running this state, city and country to learn history and realize they can't keep spending money we don't have as we continue to spiral into great depression # 2.

Dear Lord if that is to tall of an order please put Coleman, Lantry, Thune and that other Marxist Puke Melvin Carter the Turd on a bus whos brakes fail and plunge them off a cliff. May their deaths be as painful as they have made my life here as a St. Punk homeowner.

Thank You Dear Lord, Amen.
vang

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 20, 2012
I had a water meter install at my house and my water bill jump from $150.00 to $850.00. I check everything in the house and there's no leak any where. I trying to see if anyone else has the same problem as I do.
Raptor

UAE

#14 Mar 20, 2012
Oh, joy.....20 Million expense that will be passed onto the taxpayers.

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