Water is free so why do we get water bill? I hear that a lot. My neighbor was ranting on and on about paying for water and finding ways to keep her usage down. I listened to her and I think she didn't like when I said, "You know, I don't think it's the water that we're paying for but the service to get the water into our homes." She still talks to me. What are you're thoughts on 'paying' for water.