Further to those people who are paranoid over a piece of equipment called a water meter:
We have had ours since October 2014, installed at our request by telephone appointment by a courteous, qualified plumber who removed his shoes at the door. Since then, we have not heard it, smelled it, or been threatened by it. The only time I see it is when I go downstairs to do the laundry.
It gives me a great deal of comfort knowing that during the hot summer days in July and August when the midnight gardeners draw down our reservoir to danger level, we shall have sufficient water to protect the town from hot flying ash from forest fires.
Oh, yes, in answer to the question asked me last October at the Poetry Café: “No, I did not take it to my leader!”
Helen E. Durham, Grand Forks