In today’s world of increasing catastrophic weather events due to climate change how can anyone question saving precious resources like water. I understand that Cornwall is the only city of its size not to have water meters. And it shows in the number of homes that leave their sprinklers on all night to drench their green lawns and have untold gallons run into the sewers.
And yes maybe families should think twice before using the water. As for costs, Mr Kelly thinks it is a cash grab by the city and Mr MacIntosh thinks it will cost the city. What we do know is it is jeopardizing the climate that we are leaving for our kids and grandkids. Council has delayed this inevitable decision for years and should be ashamed that they continue to stand up as the only Ontario city to do so.
I find it mind boggling that every new house has not had a meter installed at the cost of the buyer. For older homes, many will save money in the long term and others who use excess water will pay for that privilege. It is a small price to help save the planet.