HOW many times were they at your house, re-installing the meter, only to have to yank it again?
Here's what youobviously fail to grasp - they don't specialize in the "hardship department." Their business, as badly run as it is, is water and sewer. When you're indigent, you find the money to pay for life's essentials elsewhere, through organizations that are specifically intended for that purpose.
You also don't espouse crap-pola such as not taking from the homeless. There's no place for psuedo-nobility when your kid is thirsty or needs a bath.
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