Water meter programme comes to Worthi...

Water meter programme comes to Worthing and Adur

There are 8 comments on the Worthing Herald story from Jan 25, 2012, titled Water meter programme comes to Worthing and Adur. In it, Worthing Herald reports that:

THE majority of homes in Worthing and Adur will be fitted with a new water meter in the next few months.

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residnet

Accrington, UK

#1 Jan 30, 2012
Water meters are bad, end of. The reason they are bad is because nobody should be worried about the amount of water they are using. This is a water is an essential commodity for the sustaining of life. Before the water saver brigade come along, those in bigger houses are charged more under the rating system and so are those with hot tubs and swimming pools. Families will be penalised for having more people and people will be worried to use water as they will fear the bill. Water meters are are bad and should not be in anyone’s property. Water meters are also an excuse to charge a customer for a leak in the property they’re wholly unaware of even if it is the pipe now owned by the water company running to the property. Water Meters should also be inside properties just like gas and electric meters are so that the actual usage in the property is monitored.
Tyburn Fields

Lancing, UK

#2 Jan 31, 2012
Yes water meters are bad.Bad for you the customer but not bad for the water company who will eventually make even more profit from you the customer who is held captive by a monopoly. At every opportunity you will be fleeced, I mean charged, for things beyond your control such as unknown meter leaks etc. Once everyone is on a meter the argument that it is cheaper will go and prices will rise even more than they are now, nearly 9% increase from April.

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

UK

#3 Jan 31, 2012
The principle used to be: Nobody owns water, so companies can only charge for piping it to you.

What happened to that? Who decided water was somebody's property and how did it ever come to be accepted?

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#4 Jan 31, 2012
In the past certain people with swimming baths, hosepipes and 3 bathrooms and lots of kids got away with low rates at the expense of others. metering stopped that. I think we must be the last country in the world to bring in metering - I have had it in wales for some years now, and of course in Spain. Even Colombia has always had it - for many years back at any rate. My bills have gone down since metering. Water ownership is a complex legal subject. say you have a river through your land. You might have "riverine" rights, that is you own the bed and banks. You can have fishing rights and own the fish, but the water in the river is NOT yours. This has been the law for centuries. A good subject to Google!

“The Three Legged Man”

Since: Jul 11

UK

#5 Jan 31, 2012
I remember during a hosepipe ban in the eighties, this old git was on the news, coming out of court after being fined for using his hosepipe.

The reporter asked him some question, and he shouted: "I'm going home now and I'm going to turn all the taps on!"

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#6 Jan 31, 2012
We take water for granted . I was in Santa Marta in Colombia - it hasn't rained there on the coast in living memory. All the water comes from the Sierra Nevada. In a nearby village, the pump broke , so water came in a tanker. You can tell a wealthy man's house - he has grass in his garden insted of rock-hard dirt. But in Wales we have too much of the stuff.
Kerri

Bradford, UK

#7 Jan 31, 2012
I pay £70 a month for water..is it me or does that seem a LOT to you people?:/

Im not on a meter btw, i keep thinking maybe i should be?

“WE never came from Africa!”

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#8 Jan 31, 2012
funny how it is cheaper in Spain! and that is a country where water is scarce, in the South anyway. But they have the biggest reservoir in Europe, and have opened desalinization plants - one at Torrevieja - shows what can be done instead of grumbling and using 100 year old pipes (and blaming leaks on the WW2 german bombs).

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