H2-Ouch - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8


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By News 8's Larry Himmel

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - San Diego's water rate hike has caused quite a stir. Paying more for water has moved some to curse, and our Larry Himmel to verse.

Water, water everywhere,

But can't afford to drink.

Baton down the hatches

And tighten up the sink.


Can't afford to waste a drop

Not at the current rate.

Now we shower with a friend

And drink our whisky straight.


There were mandatory cutbacks

The mayor told us thanks.

Eight inches of water last month

But nothing in our tanks.


We buy our water in bottles

When we used to drink from tap.

A precious resource down the drain

Each time I take a… bath.


You know I never thought

That I'd see the day.

It would be cheaper

To bathe in Perrier.


My budget's already leaking

It's hard to save bit.

I can't afford to flush

Heck, I can't afford to spit.


I know that i am not alone

With this water rate frustration

But either we pay the piper

Or deal with dehydration.


I can't afford a garden

I can't afford a pet.

I can't afford to wash my car

I can't even afford to sweat.


So we'll change our habits

And use less water still.

So they make less profits

And go and raise our bill.


We can go cry a river

Drown our sorrows in the sea.

But higher water rates

Is the way it's going to be.


I know we live in the desert

So we've got to stop and think.

But this latest raise in water rates

Could drive a man to drink.

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