Paying for water she doesn’t use


To the Editor:

There has been a lot of press recently about delinquent accounts and termination of a basic necessity of life — water — to our homes, by the commissioners at the Tisbury Waterworks.

I have tried my best to conserve water, running full loads of laundry and dishes, letting my lawn go brown in the summer, flushing and showering as necessary and not needlessly.

My meter reading for six months was 8,000 gallons. I’m told the commissioners voted to bill semi-annually at $210 for residential, which includes 20,000 gallons (40,000 gallons for the year).

I would like to pay for the 8,000 gallons I used, and not for the 12,000 gallons I didn’t. If I have to pay for 20,000 gallons every six months, I may just water my lawn every day, wash my car frequently, someday maybe even install a pool.

Economic times are tough these days. It doesn’t sit well with me to pay for what I do not use.

Nina Gordon