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Just heard re England/Wales thinking of 'encouraging' people to be more appreciative of water. Don't think Scotland has a problem in that respect but, having lived in a country where water is more valued than in the UK,  I have always been appalled by the cavalier attitude people have towards its use. In Greece everyone has a water meter. You pay for what you use. That makes you think more than twice about how you use water.  I had a meter in my flat before I left England. I paid less than the standing charge... Is it not unfair that a household with one person pays the same water rate as a house-hold with 5 or even more?

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water charges cover more than personal usage, it covers the entire water supply and sewage infrastructure.

 

Its also extraordinarily cheap in Scotland thanks to it remaining in public ownership

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Sorry, just noticed this because it was posted in Admin section at top of discussion forum.  I don't think we pay much attention to water usage in Scotland because, as Samscafeamerica says, it's cheap.  Also we have a lot of rain so not been subject to hose pipe bans and so forth. 

Maryspetses, good point re cost being applied to household rather than actual amount used. 

I remember when we were young my mum talking about 'good water' – we re-used the 'good water', for example, soapy water from washing machine or deep sink would go into bucket to wash the close or kitchen floor. 

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