Water and sewer seems to bring out the worst in people :-)
The day has been pretty nice despite the fact that it snowed early in the morning and that we’ve had a strong wind all day. But some geese were flying towards the lake when we were out on our morning walk and my heart jumped a bit when I heard them passing 🙂 I know it’s way to early for spring up here but still, it was rather nice to see them 🙂
A rather aggressive lady came knocking on my door today, well she wasn’t aggressive at the beginning but became so when I told her I didn’t want municipal water and sewer 🙂 I told her that it just was too expensive and if I ever want to be able to renovate my cottage in the future I really couldn’t afford that. She told me that an economic association would take the loan and that I could pay to the association every month and I told her that I still would have to pay too much. I doubt that the association would say that it was fine that I didn’t pay if I couldn’t afford it 🙂
I could of course just pay so that they place a pipe in to my garden so that who ever lives here in the future could connect if they wanted too. That would only cost me 1000 swedish kronor every month (that would be around $ 140/ month). Well how fun is it to pay for something I won’t use? AND that would be the price only if every house would be connected to the system. I know that several don’t want to connect so that amount is just nonsense, already now 🙂
I don’t want to say that those that want this have lied about what people wants in the village, but they sure haven’t told the truth either 🙂 So it will be interesting to go to the information meeting next week. I have already written down several questions I want to ask, like what interest have they made the calculations on? The ones we have today that are so low we rarely will have something like that again 🙂 We need two huge pumps that will pump back the sewer over the next highest mountain on the county, who will take care of those and what will it cost? I doubt they’ll do it for free and is that also calculated in those 1000? The meeting will be interesting 🙂
But there’s no use in getting annoyed already now, the time is better spent to think of questions to ask next Thursday. The fire is burning in the stove and my home is warm and nice. Time for a cup of cocoa I think 🙂
Have a great day!