Re: Missing the obvious
It is cheaper for the water companies to lose 20% of their product through leaks than it is to fix those leaks
I know, but the thing is that the leaks won't fix themselves. And new leaks will appear over time. So at what point is it not more profitable to just piss away the drinking water? Besides which, if it costs £10k to fix a leaky pipe that's losing £1k a year, then it will eventually pay for itself and keep paying for itself.
I'm sure there's logic there. I just don't see it.
Anyway, apparently my street is being closed next week to repair water pipes. That'll be fun - there's only one way in and out...