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Old 11-12-2012, 04:56 PM   #11
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We have a lock on ours. Our water bill is $150+ a month. We don't want punk kids to turn it on! There are some teens in our neighborhood who turn them in in the morning just to be mean. A neighbor had a $900 bill. I hate our water co. Anyway, DH ordered them through our local independent True Value store.
Holy cripes! Where do you live with such spendy water?

We live in the desert and have a big home and lots of bodies and our water bill is only $30 a month.

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Old 11-12-2012, 07:49 PM   #12
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I live just outside of Zionsville, Indiana. It is a long, politically corrupt story, that ended in our water company (that only did our neighborhood) being broken up and sold to the highest bidder. The neighboring town (Whitestown--who already had fairly expensive water) that bought our area paid 3 times what it was worth (highest bidder, so the court let them do it), then had to run lines from the next town over to service about 300 homes. Another big development with 1000 homes was supposed to be built, which would have shouldered some of the cost. But, economy tanked, it wasn't built, and we are left to cover the bonds they took out.

So, in the end, we got screwed. Houses 5 miles from us pay about $40 a month. We pay $150-175. It also killed property values in the neighborhood because no nobody wants to move here. For $120 extra a month, we could have financed building a basement when we built our home!
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 PM   #13
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Wow, our water is $120 a year! Can't imagine $150 a month.

Why not pull the handle and use a sillcock key wrench? Then only people with the key can turn on the water.
I think this is dh's plan
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 PM   #14
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I live just outside of Zionsville, Indiana. It is a long, politically corrupt story, that ended in our water company (that only did our neighborhood) being broken up and sold to the highest bidder. The neighboring town (Whitestown--who already had fairly expensive water) that bought our area paid 3 times what it was worth (highest bidder, so the court let them do it), then had to run lines from the next town over to service about 300 homes. Another big development with 1000 homes was supposed to be built, which would have shouldered some of the cost. But, economy tanked, it wasn't built, and we are left to cover the bonds they took out.

So, in the end, we got screwed. Houses 5 miles from us pay about $40 a month. We pay $150-175. It also killed property values in the neighborhood because no nobody wants to move here. For $120 extra a month, we could have financed building a basement when we built our home!
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