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Old 06-27-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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And what happens if you don't pay your rent ?
I do pay my rent. What's your point?
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Old 07-01-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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I don't get it. If I'm a couple weeks past due paying my water bill, it gets shut off. Yes, I have forgotten to pay my water bill before and have had my water shut off - I learned my lesson and since switched to having my water bill be automatically paid, so it doesn't happen again. What's the big deal of this article? If you don't pay your bills for a service, that service gets shut off. Same concept applies to electricity, TV/Internet, and even rent. I have had my electricity shut off before even though I had been completely paid up less than 30 days before, because it was a short month and I wasn't paying attention to my bills. It wasn't a big deal - just called the electric company, and my service was restored within an hour.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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I don't get it. If I'm a couple weeks past due paying my water bill, it gets shut off. Yes, I have forgotten to pay my water bill before and have had my water shut off - I learned my lesson and since switched to having my water bill be automatically paid, so it doesn't happen again. What's the big deal of this article? If you don't pay your bills for a service, that service gets shut off. Same concept applies to electricity, TV/Internet, and even rent. I have had my electricity shut off before even though I had been completely paid up less than 30 days before, because it was a short month and I wasn't paying attention to my bills. It wasn't a big deal - just called the electric company, and my service was restored within an hour.
The claim is that they can't afford it and since water is a human rights issue, they should receive water services for free.
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Old 07-02-2014, 09:24 AM
 
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Not having running water in a home is not an emergency........it is just not handy.

BINGO !

I never had indoor water in the old farmhouse I lived for the first 32 years.

It was more inconvenient, but I managed to stay as clean as others.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:17 AM
 
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The claim is that they can't afford it and since water is a human rights issue, they should receive water services for free.
I am sure they can get water free.

Fill their water jugs at parks....or, most public places.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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I am sure they can get water free.

Fill their water jugs at parks....or, most public places.
Services - as in having it piped into your home and the waste piped out.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM
 
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Surprised no one mentioned a possible public health hazard when stagnant water (such as collecting in milk jugs and bringing it home) starts growing bacteria and parasites. In a city, infectious diseases spread rapidily due to poor sanitation. These people travel around the city, go to school. That's the LAST thing Detroit needs right now!
I hope they can find some kind of reasonable answer.

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Now that I think about it, water is the one "benefit" (so far) that NY taxpayers don't shell out for.

If people are truly needy, that's one thing. If they're scofflaws who seem to be able to afford to acquire everything else while not paying their bills, that's something else.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:26 AM
 
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Surprised no one mentioned a possible public health hazard when stagnant water (such as collecting in milk jugs and bringing it home) starts growing bacteria and parasites. In a city, infectious diseases spread rapidily due to poor sanitation. These people travel around the city, go to school. That's the LAST thing Detroit needs right now!
I hope they can find some kind of reasonable answer.
City water has enough chlorine in it to kill about anything.

Just wash the jugs with a little beach.....it will be fine.
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Old 07-02-2014, 11:27 AM
 
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Now that I think about it, water is the one "benefit" (so far) that NY taxpayers don't shell out for.

If people are truly needy, that's one thing. If they're scofflaws who seem to be able to afford to acquire everything else while not paying their bills, that's something else.
No water bill in NY???
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