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No entitlement to processed water

July 11, 2014

People need to pay that Water Bill as if their life depends
upon it, because it truly does. It’s that important.

You need water more than gasoline in the tank of your car,
that latest pedicure, or that latest haircut.
Financial issues exist, make that phone call, appointment,
and tell people you “want” to pay “something” for the privilege
of having purified, clean, running water in your house.

If you are a thief, a deadbeat, a scumbag, who took water for
granted and put that burden “”on others””, it’s time to face the facts.
No excuses, no whining,~~~IF you paid zero for water month after month,
WHY, WHY , WHY should society do anything else BUT shut it off completely ?

The average price of tap water in the United States
is about $ 1.50 for 1,000 gallons.
That means it costs less than one cent per gallon.

Average wholesale price per gallon of domestic
(non-sparkling) bottled water was $1.13 a gallon.

BUY the god damn water first, and then pay all your other bills.
It’s a simple concept, and YES it still costs some money in 2014.

Quote
“Is water a free and basic human right, or should
all the water on the planet belong to major corporations
and be treated as a product?
Should the poor who cannot afford to pay these said
corporations suffer from starvation due to their
lack of financial wealth? ”

“According to the former
CEO and now Chairman of the largest food product manufacturer
corporations should own every drop of water on the planet
— and you’re not getting any unless you pay up.”

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2 Comments
  1. Your reminder that the water bill is the highest priority bill is on point. It should indeed be a higher priority than gasoline (And of course car-free living should be feasible, but unfortunately we live in southeastern Michigan, where whole suburbs have been known to vote themselves off the bus route map). But then you go off the rails with “that latest pedicure, or that latest haircut.” This rhetoric is calculatingly insulting and the kinds of demagogues and kick-em-when-they’re down pundits who insist on believing that the insolvent are invariably consumers of luxuries are not worthy of being taken seriously.

    At this point in the water drama, we have all heard of people taken by surprise (they claim) by four-figure water bills. One news account discusses the case of Nicole Hill, who was “told that she somehow owed $5,754” (monthly bills prior to that having been in the $200 range). At your “about $ 1.50 for 1,000 gallons” figure that comes to 3,836,000 gallons, or an 80x80x80 foot cube of water. This is obviously either a clerical error or a leak on the utility’s side of the meter. Now with many types of services the really monster sized bills are maybe 5% services rendered and 95% (or more) compounded fees. Some businesses such as consumer lending operations make this part of the business model (which is one of many reasons I don’t think the private sector can be trusted with water utilities).

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