Totally agree. Problem is governments don't seem to be that good at intervening. Here in the NW the local water company can't fix the leaks but spends, I believe, upwards of £10 million on TV advertising. Even the vans now have those all over advertising wraps and I've seen one with digital advertising screens fitted. Why? We can't buy our water from anybody else so what's the point?The water companies lose millions of gallons each year from leaks - but still make good profits.
I heard a spokesman for them say they hoped to reduce leaks by 50% by the year 2050.
IMO that is completely unacceptable...a case for government intervention.
Same with everything though innit, all about as much profit they can make as possible. You would think a bad year is when a company makes a loss but no, it's considered a bad year if profits are down, or not as good as last year.