Mar 14, 2010
It turns out that having your newly installed irrigation system break in the middle of the night, sending thousands of gallons of water rushing down the street is costly, financially speaking.
We got out water bill yesterday and it was $150. Never, even in the hottest part of the summer have we managed to run up a bill of that amount. Not even close.
Our good friends at the Hooterville water company charge $1.39 for each 750 gallons of water used, for the first 11,300 gallons each month. Typically, we use about half that amount in a winter month like February.
Once one passes the 11,300 gallon mark in a month, the price per gallon triples.
Included in the water bill is a also usage charge for sewer service. The thinking goes that water used mostly goes down the drain and that adds to the expense of operating the sewer system.
So, the more water you use, the more you pay for sewer charges. Even if you spew thousands of gallons down the street. 20,944 gallons to be precise.
Hope that doesn't happen again.
In an article today about the foul weather in the Eastern US was this nugget;
Among the planes diverted because of heavy rain and high winds was the double-decker Airbus A-380, the biggest commercial passenger jet in the world.
How tough do you have to be to ride on the top deck? It must be windy and cold up there.
Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky