I laughed when I read Nellie Taylor’s letter about water consumption. This is a perfect example why water user fees are good.
How much more water would she have wasted with an “unknown” run-on toilet problem. By getting a huge bill it brought the problem/solution to her attention. Residents who have large households should pay more for water.
Grocery/clothing bills are always going to be higher for a family of six vs. a family of two. Why then would water rates not be expected to be higher?
If a household wishes to be large, then naturally their bills should be expected to be larger than a smaller household.