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Stratford Press - 2021-05-05

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Tap into free water

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I read with interest the reports on the Stratford District Council Public Forums. Water meters seem to be up for discussion and ratepayers have had a chance to air their views. It amazes me that nature is such a wonderful provider of this essential commodity, and we seem happy to let it fall off our roofs and in to storm water drains to disperse without a single thought about storage. Why oh why is the council not taking a lead and insisting that every new build must put in a water tank to collect this water, which is actually free. The water could be used for toilets, watering the garden, water blasting buildings or washing the car. I personally feel the meters are a short-term fix and not a long-term solution. M A Vickers

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