This is an excellent report by Cynthia Barnett. Water Works— Communities imagine ways of making every drop count
Indianapolis and its suburbs have not been a water-conserving community. Citizens Water’s revenues depend on water sales (and sewage treatment quantities). As one United Water (the sewage treatment contractor for Citizens Water) employee joked in a public meeting a year or so ago– “Flush twice– that’s how I get paid”.
Here’s one pertinent excerpt from the report:
“There is no question that the easiest, cheapest, and most ecologically sound options for communities involve working together to use less, rather than fighting each other to grab more.”