In Reply to: re: Local Elections - Water Charges posted by Observer on April 18, 2014 at 15:29:29:
The whole aim of the organisation is to provide drinking water and to treat wastewater. They must spend money on tasks that are required to achieve these aims. Can you point out an example of an actual 'waste' of money where they paid for something that does not ultimately contribute to either providing your drinking water or treating your sewage? The guys running around the town installing meters seem to be doing exactly that - not cheap but necessary.
Your point about the waiver is unfortunate in its tone and bowing to the Mod's requirement that we don't get personal I will say no more.
We do live in a society: and if you are on social welfare, unemployed, aged or whatever and cannot afford you may need a dig out. In a civilised society we generally chip in to help our fellow citizens. I don't think we want to follow the American model. To prejudge that someone on a waiver will deliberately waste water is not too logical in any case.