I’m guessing that the people who voted against water meters in the May 21 Question of the Week (“Is it time to get on with the final phase of the SCRD’s water-meter installation project?”) are the water pigs. The ones who feel the need to spend hours pressure-washing their houses or driveways, who have to wash their cars even when they’re not dirty, who feel entitled to a green lawn while most lawns turn brown.
Or maybe they’re just families who live in houses with three to four bedrooms and as many bathrooms – always in use with long showers and constantly flushing toilets. People who do endless loads of laundry, or dishes in the dishwasher.
So, tell me, why should I pay the same amount for water as they do?
It’s just me (and the dog) living in a small 916-sq.-ft. house with one bathroom. I take short showers and enjoy a soak in the tub now and then and, on average, I do one load of laundry a week and run the dishwasher when it’s full, about every three days.
We should pay for the amount of water we use. That’s why we need water meters.
They also tell us where the water is leaking, sometimes undetected for long periods of time, wasting thousands of gallons.
Cecilia Ohm-Eriksen, Sechelt