That is not unusual in high rise condos where individual unit water meters are not practical. A unit based remote read electrical meter from a utility is a lot easier.That's weird. You pay for your own electricity consumption, but not for your own water consumption.
The reality is in some areas most of the cost of the water system is in capitalization and maintainance of the system, volume of water really isn't that expensive.That's weird. You pay for your own electricity consumption, but not for your own water consumption.
Haha, my community just got the automated rolling garbage carts. Unlike when I was living in Peel, we were not given a choice of cart size. People hate them!That is not unusual in high rise condos where individual unit water meters are not practical. A unit based remote read electrical meter from a utility is a lot easier.
However, for street based adddresses (houses, townhouses, etc.), a number of municipalities have yet to progress from 'flat water rates' because they are too f'ing cheap/lazy to put in remote read water meters. It defies logic but then some municipalities also still have conventional garbage pick up with guys hoisting garbage cans in the back of the truck rather than automated arms dumping carts and some utilities still have human meter readers for electricity and/or gas. The 21st century has not yet arrived.
Not much help when a large portion of my bill is fixed. I have neighbours who leave for 6 months down south and come back to a bill of $500+For those of you unimpressed with how high your water bills are, here’s an article that talks about ways you can lower it.
I think it’s also a good idea to pay your water bill with a credit card that offers rewards for recurring bills. The Scotiabank Momentum Visa Infinite gives 4% cash back on recurring bills (the article mentions this too), and the MBNA Rewards World Elite Mastercard gives 5 points for every dollar spent on home utility purchases.
Pretty much useless to me.
Can I buy some water from you? I pay more than double that.Pretty much useless to me.
My water bill last month was $71, $52 in connection charge, $19 in usage.
Even if I cut my usage in half, I'd still be paying over $60/month.
If everyone switched to credit cards, they'd just ban their use, or hike fees to compensate.