Comment 32378

By JonC (registered) | Posted July 10, 2009 at 16:49:19

I don't actually believe that, but I do appreciate how you'll argue both sides of an argument. However, those people that are tossing the extra $100,000 at that home should be well aware of the associated tax increase that accompanies it. They are choosing to pay that property tax when they buy the home. And since they are paying that extra $100,000 the home must really be worth it either due to an increase in size, or an increase in services and amenities. Or it's an irrational decision.

I only met one of the previous owners and her daughter a couple of times, but I'm pretty certain my family uses less water. But they might have been ultra conservative, so who knows.
Also, you forgot to factor in distance to the amount of consumption. Friction in the pipes causes additional pressure requirements the farther you want to pump water, and apparently water pipes all over the world leak a ridiculous amount of water (20 - 30% on average with cases of up to 50%) and the further water is pumped, the higher the probability you lose water to a leak.

http://irc.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/pubs/ctus/40_e...

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