To the editor:
As I read in our local newspaper recently about the upgrades that we are going to have in our sewer and water systems in the future, I thought it would be great. That is, until I read all of the article. To think all of this money is going to be spent and when the project is completed we will not realize anything has changed?
Well, when the water and sewer rates were increased to help fund this, I must say I realized that it happened, my water and sewer charges doubled, but for all of the upgrade promised, I thought it was worth it.
The only part that distresses me is that over half of the water we use never reaches a sewer. With the dry conditions we are having, I’m sure there are a lot of us watering our lawns, tress and plants and this water never enters the sewer system, although we are charged for it. It’s too bad the city does not have the summer water rates as it did a few years back. Residents could sign up for this program in May and receive a rebate in October for the excess service charge—water that never entered the sewer system—based on the average usage. It is my understanding that not many residents signed up for the program, so it was discontinued.
I think if it were publicized, the program would increase participation. I would like to hear if others would be interested in the city bringing this program back? What do you say?
By Standard Staff • StandardStaff@leaderpress.com