Sunday, 27 November 2016
How we use 1137 litres of water a day. According to the water company PLC #BritishDadStuff
You know that you are a Great British Dad when...
...you give up trying to save money and just splash out.
Our water company tells us we’re using 1137 litres of water per day.
If you knew how much our kids want to drink their glass of water or have a bath, you’d know that over 1000 litres of water per day might not be very true.
We did not know we were metered when we moved in, and the previous owner gave a really low reading.
She did us up like a kipper.
A kipper swimming around in an aquarium that's DEEP.
The reading they had was 345 units.
What units do they measure water in...
Is it Mega-mugs?
By the time I found out and evidence gathered a photo 3 weeks later, it was 400 units.
I have got more photos on my phone of meters, than kids.
But I have no way of proving we didn’t use those 55 units.
(Wells? Is that what the units are? Mega-kettles? Mega-bladders.
UK water company meters measure our water in units of mega-bladders.)
So now 2 water companies (the one who supplies it clean, and the other takes it away dirty) think that we use 1137 litres of water per day.
That’s really impressive.
We will go through life like someone who uses 1000 litres of water per day.
I feel like a Kardashian.
But my wife tells me I can’t have one.
Our reign (sorry, rain) of living like Timotei models washing our hair in waterfalls will end next quarter. With our stupid “waterwise” lifestyle.
What if we lied on our water meter bill?
Double the mega-bladder units that we report to the water company?
They whack up prices every year - above inflation.
It’d be like pre-buying the water now (and drinking and weeing it out) before it gets more expensive?
It’s a bright idea.
No, it’s a Brita idea.
I should probably put these ideas through the filter.
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