Why or why not?
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Sorry I wasn't more clear but yes, would you pay more in cases where the public system must have a major overhaul?
Water systems, instead of receiving timely updates, had been ignored until they started to fail. Now the problem is staring us all in the face when we no longer have the funds to fix them. Why should we have to bear the burden of civic mismanagement?
I agree. What's being done in Las Vegas is working and they aren't only conserving water but attempting to address infrastructure on a more ongoing basis than in other cities so it doesn't get so costly to repair/overhaul.
I used to live in Lakeland, Florida and know exactly what you're talking about. I've never been anywhere that had water that bad. At best it was the color of lemonade, at worst funky iced tea that smelled very bad. I doubt there is any remedy for it
No sir, I am referring to infrastructure improvements or overhauls in cities where they are needed. But I see your pain and think a whole house water filtration and softening system would make your life easier.
Agreed. Whats the point in having a dishwasher when you have to wash the dishes from calcium residue after taking them out
To improve deteriorating infrastructure that gets water to and from your home (not from the curb to your home - that's private) but the city infrastructures where applicable which are in need of repair or replacement in some areas.
Yes, I think it's important to make sure we have a clean and safe water supply. We take this for granted (many throughout the world do NOT have safe water), but it takes resources. So, yes, I would be willing to pay more to ensure this for all.
You are so right. I saw a PBS documentary that showed a small town that had problems with sewage running into the streets and showed problems with sewage in Atlanta until people got fed up. But many people only want to pay for things they can see.
But, it would be pretty hard for you to take a shower if you didn't have any water in your house. What about washing your hands? cooking your food? The issue is broader than just your drinking water!
I also don't drink tap water but there are areas that have major problems with their water. Things such as tree roots growing through lines, broken lines, bacteria/sewage in the water, etc. so the infrastructure does need (costly) attention.