Monday, 8 May 2006

The liquidity problem

An irate blogger writes:
Where in the UK would you, the costomer, have to pay should you water supply pipe burst at a point after it enters your property. The answer is only one place Scotland. In 1997 all the water authourities in Great Britain agreed guaranteeing free repairs of services into customers home, except for Scottish Water.
I have no strong feelings about who should "pay" for such damages - it they're repaired "free" the cost will of course be built into the overall charge for the water supply.

The writer goes on to ask:

So why is Scotland alone in the UK for facing these charges?
But instead of providing an answer, we get this:
Water is a basic necessity of life, however with the companies currently running our supply looking for profit in such scurrelous ways is it not time to return these area monopolies to be returned to public ownership or become a non-profit organisation?
What's astounding is that the writer - a LibDem candidate in the last general election - doesn't seem to know that Scottish Water is already a non-profit, publicly owned organisation and has one of the worst reputations for water supply in the UK. The English companies that provide the "free" service are profit-seeking capitalists. Lucky England.

1 comment:

David Farrer said...

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True. Still, Scottish Water also operates outwith Glasgow so there is earning potential.

14 May 2006, 16:31:53 GMT+01:00
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Jimmy Hinds
Hard to make a profit when your customers seldom shower or bathe.

9 May 2006, 04:09:55 GMT+01:00