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Old 02-19-2009, 12:06 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
"Not sure what the "supply" charge means for a piece of pipe in the ground? I don't think there is a lot of maintenance required !"

Yeah no kidding, that's what makes me mad. I mean, the meter and those pipes were laid in there 42 years ago and nobody has had to lay a finger on em since. How can that possibly justify that monthly charge?
Its' called cost of capital. However there are some conflict of interest here given that the pipe is a very diminishing marginal costs thingy.

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