Water, was Re: [gardeners] chipper/shredder

Kelly Livezey (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:44:57 -0400

I just heard on a local radio show that there is something called a 
"sub-meter" that can be installed for outdoor water usage such as 
sprinkler systems. The water company charges for water but not 
sewage, since the water won't be going into the sewage system. I 
haven't confirmed this yet, and don't know if it would be offered 
everywhere, but it might be worth looking into.
Alexandria, VA

>Hello, again, Penny,
>We have a mulching mower, as well, which, among its other sterling
>qualities, reduces the amount of watering we must do...and believe me,
>water here is costly.
>We mow whatever leaves fall, be they wisteria, macadamia or leaves from
>our neighbor's liquidamber. The only things we don't mow are those *&^%
>fronds from our neighbor's Washintonia palm.
>Water is a sore point in our house. The city computes your sewer charges
>based on winter usage; they do not take into account that some areas of
>the city, as our part which is inland, hotter and dryer, requires more
>watering. As a result, our sewer charges for the past two months' water
>bill was over 65 bucks, which is a bit cher. Whatchagonnado?!