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  • Cable / Dish company

    21 56.76%
  • Water

    2 5.41%
  • Electric

    9 24.32%
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  • Natural Gas

    4 10.81%
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Thread: Most Annoying Utilities?

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    Lol. I get water from a well
    and how often do you run it dry?

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    and how often do you run it dry?
    Wells run dry in certain areas and others never...you may have to put in a new pump every 10-15 yrs average...like in mountainous W virginia where theres alot of shale if your well goes dry and they do...your screwed, it costs a bundle to drill a new well there...in florida if your well goes dry its not nearly as costly, you may have to drill 600 ft in W Virgina of rock and shale...and 60 ft of sand in florida...

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    All the municipal water here is from a well even though there is a giant water pipeline underneath us that would reduce the price but the town is run by idiots.
    1 word: Government.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    All the municipal water here is from a well even though there is a giant water pipeline underneath us that would reduce the price but the town is run by idiots.
    Water rights are often tricky and convoluted. Just because there's a water pipe nearby doesn't mean that the city has the option to purchase any of the water, nor does it mean that the owner of the water wants to sell.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Im deadling with a utility company that is lying about past occurances and its attempting to ad insult to injury and I have no other option but to bend over an comply because there is NO other company I can go to. What would you say is YOUR worst utility companies?
    By far the phone, cable and internet. They try and force you into bundling by adding extra packages of features you neither want nor can afford. And the competition, which there is few play games with cheap sign up fees and have hidden or later charges added.
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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Water rights are often tricky and convoluted. Just because there's a water pipe nearby doesn't mean that the city has the option to purchase any of the water, nor does it mean that the owner of the water wants to sell.
    It was specifically built for us but after they built it they decided they wanted to use well water.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    1 word: Government.
    Small town municipal government.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Wells run dry in certain areas and others never...you may have to put in a new pump every 10-15 yrs average...like in mountainous W virginia where theres alot of shale if your well goes dry and they do...your screwed, it costs a bundle to drill a new well there...in florida if your well goes dry its not nearly as costly, you may have to drill 600 ft in W Virgina of rock and shale...and 60 ft of sand in florida...
    I know. I was more referencing the common phrase which really means they have drained their well too low and have to wait for it to fill back up before they can use water again. That happens a lot in my area if you have lots of clothes to wash, kids to bathe, etc. Grit is the bigger contaminate problem in my area. I am on city water that is pumped out of a river that hasn't ran dry yet (but we do get boiled water warnings once in a blue moon due to torrential rains putting too much gunk running off into the river). I won't have that luxury when I build my new house.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I know. I was more referencing the common phrase which really means they have drained their well too low and have to wait for it to fill back up before they can use water again. That happens a lot in my area if you have lots of clothes to wash, kids to bathe, etc. Grit is the bigger contaminate problem in my area. I am on city water that is pumped out of a river that hasn't ran dry yet (but we do get boiled water warnings once in a blue moon due to torrential rains putting too much gunk running off into the river). I won't have that luxury when I build my new house.
    You can get residue and grit in any well anywhere...here in florida sand is a bad guy...city water isnt eutopia feces makes its way into city water at times and they put out boil water warnings and other nicey nice things you dont want to drink.
    Water is getting to be a big problem in alot of places...the one single thing none of us can last long without...we had better start paying attention.

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    Re: Most Annoying Utilities?

    When our neighborhood was, hum, started it was fishing cabins miles from town and city. The city has caught us, i.e. we are a bedroom community near an international airport. With the new bridge (replaced an older one) there is now a new natural gas line down crossing the beginning of our dead end street. There are 12 homes on the first 1200 feet that run from 500 gallon propane tanks. A line was not run down our street. They want to charge us thousands to install the line down the street and in addition what it would cost for the run the stub to the house. I think the township allowed this. Our taxes are not low. Hum.

    I guess I have to say I voted Natural Gas, but the township didn't require them to run a line. I haven't taken the time to figure the root cause for not getting the line run down our street, just across our street.
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