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My water bill just got paid!

  1. IntimatEvolution profile image79
    IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago

    Hey, I would just like to thank everyone here on HubPages.  Through your help, I just paid my water bill with the $14.26 I earned through HubPages adsense program.  Thanks!  Alright.  I'm excited about this.  I feel like I just won the lottery or something.lol

    1. waynet profile image48
      waynetposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah and now you need another $85.74 to reach the $100 payout!!
      Good luck...paying your water bill for the whole year.

    2. Kidgas profile image79
      Kidgasposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's a positive way to look at it.

    3. IntimatEvolution profile image79
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Hi everyone, I guess I should have clarified for what month I paid.  I owed a remaining $14.26.  But it is all caught up now.  Thank goodness for that.

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    pgrundyposted 8 years ago

    Wow, your water bill is only $14.26?

    Ours is a couple hundred every quarter. yikes

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      Blackngoldbananaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      That's awful.  My water bill is a flat rate $33/month for 3,000 gallons

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image80
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    When I get my $120 US next Wednesday I am totally going to blow it on something fun smile

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      pgrundyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      You go girl! Party down. lol

    2. nicomp profile image57
      nicompposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Amen. All this work and I ain't going to pour it down the drain, so to speak.

  4. LondonGirl profile image88
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Our water bill (mains and sewage) is about £300 a year, approx. $450!

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      pgrundyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Intimatevolution is from Maryland. Maybe we should move there. smile

      1. LondonGirl profile image88
        LondonGirlposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        That might be a slightly drastic move over a £300 water bill. Just sayin'...

    2. giantsteps profile image60
      giantstepsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      My water bill is 275 pounds a year. When I first moved here we got the water bill and I nearly fainted because I thought it was for the month. Then my husband read the bill and discovered it was for the whole year. It's a good thing one of us thoroughly investigates the matter before completely freaking out.

      About Adsense--I get direct deposit. I've always had to wait for my account to reach $100 before I got a payout.

  5. InternetDad profile image59
    InternetDadposted 8 years ago

    Wow, there's some big water bills on here! Mine is usually in the $20 to $25 range and that's with My Wife and Daughter here...and all the bathroom time they take up...LOL

    1. Sufidreamer profile image79
      Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      25 Euros a year for water, and we have a soakaway for the sewage. Happy Days smile

      1. HealthCare Basics profile image61
        HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Ok, you are getting a bargain...... WOW!!!! Is the soakaway similar to septic tank ?

        1. Sufidreamer profile image79
          Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          It is a little bonus of where we live - the village owns the mountain, so they cannot charge us for fresh spring water - the bill is for cleaning the pipes twice a year.

          A soakaway is like a septic tank, but the bacteria break down the sewage and the water soaksaway. We have a nice bamboo patch at the bottom of the garden smile

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    You dont have to wait for the $100 to get paid if you have earnings direct deposited to an account each month.  I don't have a water bill. We did pay upfront to have the well drilled (about $400). Electicity runs the pump, but that could be converted to alternative power.

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      pgrundyposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Really? I have it direct deposited but they still wait until I hit $100. I wonder what I'm doing wrong?

      1. girly_girl09 profile image69
        girly_girl09posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I was under the impression that you had to wait until it reached $100, as well.

        I earned $75 last month and didn't get a dime. I don't think I'll get payout until the end of next month (still a little confused on the payout structure, I need to read that over) But, I'm under the impression that my payment at the end of next month will include last month's as well as this month's earnings....would be nice if they would automatically pay at the end of the month, though!

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image80
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I'm the same...

  7. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    I average $150.00/ per 90 day cycle for water in California and now it will be going up another 12% due to the drought we are experiencing. That doesn't include our association contribution for upkeeping of our lawns. I need to produce more Hubs.. smile

    1. The Empire profile image79
      The Empireposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wow.  I'm certainly jealous that you live in SD, but not jealous of your water bill.  We pay between $20-$30 a month in the Napa Valley with a full garden and lawns in the front and back.

      You have Dog Beach though, so I retract any negative sentiment...

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    OOoops Sorry everyone-- I think you are right about the $100 even for direct deposit. I guess I got that impression because one month because I got 57 cents from google-- but I think they do that to test out your account link.

    Sorry for the confusion--it's all mine.
    I'm, waiting to earn a few more dollars for my hundred.

  9. dwilliamson profile image59
    dwilliamsonposted 8 years ago

    I've always had to wait til my payout in google reached $100 and I've been getting paid from them for about three years now. I don't have a water bill and I have reached my payout so I get to spend my almost $140 adsense money on whatever I want, hee hee.

  10. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    Very interesting.... Our water is so expensive because California buys water rights from neighboring States and the current drought has not helped. We were issued mandatory restrictions this week. Can only water the lawn 10 minutes every other day and no washing of cars. I'll think of moving if it gets to the point of modified baths "PTA" style.... Not to be crude, but PTA stands for pits, ti-s, and *ss.... smile

    1. RKHenry profile image77
      RKHenryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I think it's okay to say tits on HubPages.

  11. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    The same in some areas of Greece, especially the islands. We are fine here - big mountains, a lot of rain and low population. Certainly not the 'picture postcard' Greece that people imagine!

    Harsh about the restrictions - had to do PTA a few times when camping - OK for a day or two, but after that it really is unbearable.

  12. HealthCare Basics profile image61
    HealthCare Basicsposted 8 years ago

    smile

  13. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    ....and ass - my neighbour has a nice, strong ass. He uses it to carry firewood down from the mountains big_smile

  14. Rochelle Frank profile image88
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I live in California too-- but in a rural foothill area. No water lines or sewer system so we also  have septic system and well. We haul our own trash which we keep to a minimum, and we burn wood which is plentiful, for heat. Our utility costs overall are lower than they were 12 years ago in the city.
    They haven't figured out how to charge us for well water, yet.

  15. Sufidreamer profile image79
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    Sounds like you have an idyllic life, Rochelle - it is certainly the way to go. Sounds very similar to ours smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image88
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I'm sure there are a lot of differences-- but it is pretty nice.
      California is in a major financial bind. The Central Valley of California is an important food producing area for the whole US. (A lot of people think this state is just LA, Hollywood and San Francisco.) Many farming areas are not planting because of the drought and because water allotment has been restricted to 'protect' a tiny fish that is not even native to CA. It's a mess. Hard working farm workers, already living at a low economic level are out of work---

      Oh well, didn't mean to help hijack the thread-- we were talking about the joys of Adsense. May it continue to bring joy and revenue to all.

  16. BundleBoy profile image68
    BundleBoyposted 8 years ago

    What? Your water bill is just $14.26? sad

    I need to stop taking a shower everyday.

    Congratulations, let the money keep rolling in.

 
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