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Old 06-20-2009, 07:24 AM
 
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This is getting way over overblown.

My painter was repainting one of my wife's properties. He was rinsing his brush out at the water faucet when a city car pulls up and a "city official" informed him in a loud voice that he would be out of a job in Stage 111. In the ensuing phone call, I asked my painter why he was driving around during the day spewing emissions. The stooge said he was exempt.

I told my painter where the city official could stick his carbon footprint.
I agree. He was basically telling your painter to quit painting.....which would result in being out of a job.
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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Having also grown up in the 70's, there is no way we slept through the summer nights without AC. Didn't happen.
I grew up here in the 70's also. Believe me, we used our air conditioning day and night. I had a friend whose Dad was trying to save money by not running the air conditioning. It was not comfortable at all in her house.
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Old 06-20-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Thanks again Anthony and wCat, those posts taught me a lot, too. Weather is very interesting to me for some reason, and it's something that I don't know much about. My climate change fear has subsided a bit now
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: AGRESTIC
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My iPhone says it will be hot and dry, it no lie.

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Old 06-21-2009, 08:37 PM
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I really do not understand that water restrictions at all. It seems to be as long as you play by the rules, you can continue to use as much water as you like.

Does anyone know how these the restrictions actually affect water consumption?

I think they should pass summer and winter rates for water and end these silly restrictions. And they should probably also should have increased rates for the restriction levels they have now. They wait till stage for 4 right now to actually increase rates right now.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:25 PM
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I think they should pass summer and winter rates for water and end these silly restrictions. And they should probably also should have increased rates for the restriction levels they have now. They wait till stage for 4 right now to actually increase rates right now.
The restrictions are intended to protect the endangered snail darter that lives in the aquifer. Paying more to use as much water as we want might help the bottom line at SAWS and Bexar Met, but it won't keep the snail darter's habitat from going dry.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:06 PM
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The restrictions are intended to protect the endangered snail darter that lives in the aquifer. Paying more to use as much water as we want might help the bottom line at SAWS and Bexar Met, but it won't keep the snail darter's habitat from going dry.
Depends on how much you charge for water..

Should it be any surprise that when water is cheap, people will use as much as they want.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:37 PM
 
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Depends on how much you charge for water..

Should it be any surprise that when water is cheap, people will use as much as they want.
Just like when gas is cheaper, we drive more. However, SAWS does charge for water, based on usage. Check out the rates SAWS has listed on their site.

San Antonio Water System: Residential Water Service

The more you use, the higher the bill, and there are two different rates, depending on the time of the year.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:40 PM
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Just like when gas is cheaper, we drive more. However, SAWS does charge for water, based on usage. Check out the rates SAWS has listed on their site.

San Antonio Water System: Residential Water Service

The more you use, the higher the bill, and there are two different rates, depending on the time of the year.
And those rates are still pennies per gallon.
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Old 06-21-2009, 10:53 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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Just like when gas is cheaper, we drive more. However, SAWS does charge for water, based on usage. Check out the rates SAWS has listed on their site.

San Antonio Water System: Residential Water Service

The more you use, the higher the bill, and there are two different rates, depending on the time of the year.
I checked my bills back to Jan 2008 and there are no different rates depending on the time of year. Now, if you live outside city limits, then you'll pay a higher rate.

San Antonio Water System: Residential Water Service
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