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    Should we pay for water?

    Is the supplying of water a basic human right?

    If you consider all the things the gov't spends our money on (defense, roads, bridges, justice system etc), should one of them be a simple necessity?



    Its a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers?

    And while Garner says water is a God-given right, she says there is a cost to move water from the water resource to the customer and that the infrastructure costs money.
    Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill CBS Detroit
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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Is the supplying of water a basic human right?

    If you consider all the things the gov't spends our money on (defense, roads, bridges, justice system etc), should one of them be a simple necessity?





    Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill CBS Detroit
    You will pay for water ether way, to the Government in taxes, or to the water authority.
    The difference is with the Government, non payment can send you to jail, and the price per unit
    would likely be higher, to cover the Government overhead.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    No. Housing, which includes water, in my opinion is a basic human right and should not have to pay for it. It should be provided.


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No. Housing, which includes water, in my opinion is a basic human right and should not have to pay for it. It should be provided.
    Yeah, except it's not and never has been, anywhere on the globe.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Is the supplying of water a basic human right?

    If you consider all the things the gov't spends our money on (defense, roads, bridges, justice system etc), should one of them be a simple necessity?





    Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill CBS Detroit
    In many areas it is important to charge so that it is possible to supply people with water over the long run. Under charging leads to use that is not sustainable at payable prices.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Of course we should pay for water, delivering safe clean water is not cheap.


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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No. Housing, which includes water, in my opinion is a basic human right and should not have to pay for it. It should be provided.
    Positive rights are fun. Tell me, how would water and housing be provided to you without someones labor being required?

    Edit: I meant to vote yes.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Is the supplying of water a basic human right?

    If you consider all the things the gov't spends our money on (defense, roads, bridges, justice system etc), should one of them be a simple necessity?





    Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill CBS Detroit
    Without water, we cannot live. Therefore since we have a right to life we have a right to water.

    The prohibition on collecting rainwater should be prohibited.


    If you're not in a position to drop your own well, a "cost plus" method of delivery should be established in the locality in which you reside. The "plus" a minimal amount which covers the expenses of withdrawing, cleaning, distributing, and maintenance of infrastructure.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    Ofc you have to pay for water. What sort of stupid question is that.

    And to my understanding, there is a management program for those who can't afford to pay water that makes it so they pay only a % of the cost and still get water.

    That being said, water shouldn't be denied if you haven't paid your bills on time and there should be some governmental intervention in situations like the ones in Detroit.
    That being said, Detroit is beyond saving so maybe this will incentivize people to leave that ****hole for good.
    That being said, not everyone who wants to leave can leave...

    Either way, the govt should step in with either a bailout or some sort of enforced governmental program to make sure that this situation doesn't escalate. Whether it should be the federal govt or the state govt, I'll leave it up to you to decide. But it's clear that local authorities are incompetent.

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    Re: Should we pay for water?

    You cannot have a right to other people paying for something for you.

    Just because something is required for living does not make it a right.

    Rights are unalienable, inherent rather than parasitic.

    If everything you needed was provided for you, at the expense of another's labor, why work? Your survival is not my problem, I do not live for your sake.
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    no. You cannot lose rights you do not have in the first place. There is no such thing as the right to have any weapon of your choice regardless of any other consideration. It simply does not exist.

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