I do know of a handful of cities that do not have meters and charge a flat rate, but they are the exception. And since I work in civil engineering, pretty much every project I have ever designed included a location for a water meter.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
Buy a piece of property in south central Texas, try to drill your own water well, tapping into the Edwards Aquifer, without all the necessary permits, licenses, fees and well engineering and see what happens. You'll find out, right quick, that water isn't a right.
I understand that we need these factories and that pollution is just part of the deal. Fine, as long as the water is treated properly before I drink it. I wonder how many people defending this guy are firm believers in the "right to life." Since water is necessary to live, wouldn't that be part of the right to life? Or do you only have a right to live until you pop out of a vagina?
Aqua has laid their own pipes and they have purchased the pipes laid by others, including those laid by government entities. What difference does it make? They own the pipes and have always been subject to government oversight. The taxpayers have been compensated for their laying of the pipes when the pipes and the rest of the infrastructure was sold.
Please, if you have a point to make, please make it.
"Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice