Grapevine: Kudos where kudos is due

When my latest water bill arrived, it was shockingly inflated – close to three times what I usually pay.

June 22, 2017 19:24
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FEW OF us hesitate to gripe when we find fault with the system. But just as we are quick to complain when things go wrong, we should be equally quick to commend when things go right.

My flavor of the month is Hagihon, the Water and Sewage Corporation of Jerusalem. When my latest water bill arrived, it was shockingly inflated – close to three times what I usually pay. Rather than argue and risk having my water supply cut off (as a former victim of intransigent Israeli bureaucracy), I paid, hoping that the next bill would be back to normal. A few days later, I received a notification from Hagihon informing me that my account showed an excessive use of water and asking for an explanation. As it happened, a pipe had burst and leaked through two floors of the building, causing extensive damage to the ceiling and walls in the entranceway.


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