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    We have so little fresh water on this planet. Here in Ireland from 2012 we will be paying for our water from the tap. I am in favor of this change.
    Its incredible how little drinking water we have to use...quite frightening actually The Water Cycle
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    We have the same water that was here when the Dinosaurs roamed. Weird when you think about it , it just gets recycled over and over. Yes we are also losing th evolume of it.

    Future wars will be about water , not oil . Sad really.

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    I never gave much thought about water until I moved to Greece. While most of Greece is like everywhere else with a central water system, where I live we buy it by the tanker truck load. Gives you a different perspective all together at 8 euros ($12) plus 24% vat per cubic meter. Tis amazing how these constraints make one learn to conserve and realize how much water modern civilizations waste. We have two waste water systems .... one that irrigates our xeriscape gardens and landscape and the other to a holding tank. Since we have are on a solid marble mountain that will not perk, when the holding tank gets full, we got to pay to get rid of it ... at 10 euros plus 24% vat per cubic meter. We are not complaining as we have a great location .... step out our back gate and into the sea.


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    one of my uni modules was about water and lack of it, industry takes a hell of alot of water, more than one would think, in the uk there isnt enough water to go around so we get alot of our industrial products abroad, in years to come the cleaning and recycling of water will become a very big issue and me thinks a very expensive one.

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    You mean WATER was free where you live? Am I reading that correctly?

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    Our rubbish collections are separate bills altogether.
    The water levy starts at the end of this year...because the IMF says so...
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    we pay water rates here too joe,
    no such thing as a free ride i'm afraid!!
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    We have a very old water system here in Dublin. It was built during the Victorian times when Dublin was a lot smaller.
    Between 20% and 30% of daily water supply is lost through fractured pipes and burst pipes. I don't mind paying for it, but it is the sheer waste currently, that irks me. When we do eventually get it fixed..you can be sure it will then be privatised and our bills will then start going through the roof.
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    we should protect our fresh water to continue our life on earth.
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    Buy a rainwater tank Declan - we used to have them here until the 70's then they outlawed them as mosquito breeders. Recently they've been re allowed and a lot of folks use them for garden watering etc. Some use them for toilet flush and showers. Personally I've got nothing against drinking it as long as it goes through a 3 micron filter.

    I used to live in Bermuda - you used what fell on your roof -and bought the rest - so you used as much as you wanted to afford rather than what you wanted to. I still use water at that rate - my neighbour's bill is 12 times what mine is.

    I see no reason why water should be hard to come by -it condenses on the grass every night - all you need is something to resemble grass with a drain attached. Fact is, no one is prepared to work for the stuff. Perhaps I should invent a water wheel....
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