Posted by CFF on April 18, 2012 at 23:37:08:
In Reply to: re: Water tanks posted by Alan Browne on April 18, 2012 at 21:36:53:
Agreed. But it's an infrastructure thing. The cost of installing a parallel set of pipes and reservoirs to carry non-sterile non potable water for non-drinking use would run into Anglo Irish sums of money.
As it is the cost of meters to make sure that people are more conscious of waste is pretty high. But this will have the effect of reducing wasteful leaks and unnecessary use of chlorinated/UV treated/high sand-filtered/flouridated water for flushing the ahem jacks as you say - or even worse watering the garden or washing the car. The plastic bag tax shows how effective an environmentally sensitive charge can be.
And we can still be thankful we have rain. Hosepipe ban instituted already in England this year.
When the meters become operational - and you are paying for any excess usage - you will see a huge rise in the number of rain buttes that will be installed for the. Hopefully they will be encouraged rather than made illegal as in drier parts of the world.
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