Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Water meters impress Miliband


Water meters impress Miliband.

The compulsory installation of water meters is something that impresses Evironment Secretary, and South Shields MP David Miliband, according to a report in The Times. The report also describes the "shock" of parliamentarians at the 15% of consumers who refuse to pay their water rates, as well as the up to 33% of drinking water lost through leakage by some water companies.

Some would like to see non-payers restricted to two litres of water per day, as in Australia.

Whilst generally being in favour of metering as a means to helping people calculate their usage (and wasteage) of water, I am concerned at the methods of payment for our water. We can pay our motor insurance in monthly installments, and our Council Tax by monthly installments, we can pay our credit card bills or store card bills by direct debit, but none of these seems suitable for Northumbrian Water. Oh no, two large lump sum payments per year please!!

Would it be too much to ask to arrange to pay in twelve monthly installments by direct debit?

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The Times Online


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