Thank you everyone for our new game show “Who got that bribe?” Say it louder “WHO GOT THAT BRIBE?” Let me explain to you how the game works. Contractors take short cuts to save money. The unsuspecting homeowner has no clue until later. I will give you a real money saver for contractors, instead of a brand new water service from the water main to the brand new piping at the meter in the house; the contractor gives a bribe to the Plumbing Inspector. The Plumbing Inspector gives a cut to his boss, and up the chain we go! A contractor saves tens of thousands by not putting new pipe in and the homeowner has no clue! You can put a phony piece of copper in near the foundation and cover it up, or put a new copper service in from just past the round way (shut off valve) in the parkway. I hope the Plumbing Inspector that inspected this home goes back to make things right, I would hate to see someone go to jail over this! Remember the old saying; do onto others as you wish them to do onto you! Photo by Patrick McDonough. Note: part of the photo is edited out until later.