I recently heard about the new water meters that will be installed in the City of Rochester. Since 78% of the residents have been having their water under-reported many will see their bills jump significantly. I applaud the efforts to update our systems but this also bring up an injustice. Our current billing system charges the same basic amount to every home. No matter what the size or usage. As the home uses more water, it gets charged less per gallon. This came to my attention when I implemented some water saving devices and used less water- my bill stayed the same.
While we are updating our meters, lets update our billing. So that we are charged a lower amount per gallon for basic needs, and a progressively higher amount for the more water we use. So those of us who want to conserve our more vital resource are not subsidizing those who chose to water their grass daily.