If the Town Council is a barometer of public opinion, Alice Water Smart may have some trouble with getting the community to warm to "water rules". Council has been asked to nominate a representative to the Citizens' Advisory Panel on the development of the rules. As previously reported here, the rules are not intended to be compulsory, more a set of guidelines drawn up through a community consultation process. But words matter and Councillor Steve Brown led the debate with his objection to the use of the term "water rules". KIERAN FINNANE reports.