Great letter in the TAB by a homeowner complaining that the City of Newton hasn’t accommodated his request for a second water meter so that he can distinguish the water he uses for basic needs (bathing, eating, flushing) from the water he uses to keep his lawn unseasonably green.
Could not agree more. Every Newton home with a built-in irrigation system should get a second water meter. And the city should charge
double triple for the water used outdoors.
The Newton homeowner writes:
Owning two homes in the city, my water bills would be reduced by approximately one half without the unfairly assessed sewerage charges for water that goes directly into the ground in the same state it came from the tap.