water bill for april 2016-march 2017

5 Mar

london 11.55am saturday 2016

this bill came in the post today.

water £170.32

wastewater £143.42

total £313.74

last year it was £306.47. my flat shares water in the water tank for the bathroom and wc with all the others above and below me, so cannot have a meter installed for each flat.

it is based on my flat being a 2bed flat. it is to be paid in two equal installments on 1 april and 1 oct. of 156.87. the trouble came when i tried to log onto my online account and put in the wrong password. and have to reset it, and that means calling their phone number to give them a security code… and that number is busy. ah well, such is modern life.

my posting my water bill is just to provide a record so i can look back and see what it costs and how it has increased. it should not be taken as me being worried about paying these bills.

 these bills are to be expected, modern living means having these bills, and the pay back is that we get to use running water on demand, and very good water too, it is drinkable, so there is no need to filter it, or boil it and no need to buy bottled water. it is very cheap water;  when u consider the amount of bottled water u have saved not to mention all those plastic bottles to ruin the environment. i think having constant running water is a luxury. we can only appreciate it when/if we dont have it.

added 8.10pm i have called the helpline and got through and so my password has been reset and i can log on to my account now. it is ok now that i have written down the password for the telephone helpline. that is different from my online account, and at one time i was very confused which was which. they tell us not to write it down, but frankly if i dont write it down i shall forget and then there will be all kinds of complications. that is the biggest problem with these online and telephone communications. but i guess it is better than having to physically go to a bank branch and bring in passports and identification. i can imagine what will happen when i get too old for all this. i dont have children to take over and look after my affairs if ever i get too old for this.

it must be a big problem for all those who are old now.

just today i got a message from a guy in this gay website i frequent and he said he has no wifi. so we texted each other, (at last i can use the 250 free texts i am given by talk talk, and during our texting he tells me he is at his mother’s and she have no wifi. so i said oh doing your son duties because it is mother’s day? and he replied, she died last wednesday. and he is in the house clearing up her things. what a bummer, isn’t it? normally it would be a conversation killer, but since neither of us were cruising, we were able to chat on. he said she was 90yrs old. and that she refused treatment for her heart condition. well, my mother too decided the same way. so i can understand her reasons. 90 is a good age to go i think. it is hard for those left behind though.  but he said his mother settled her affairs so that side of it is taken care off, at least. he just have to clear her house of her things. he got a brother to help him. he is 61 according to his profile in the website. 

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