I'm not talking flood, either. I'm sure anyone who lives in Ozark realizes by now that the rates have gone up. When I opened my bill I damn near lost my water. I read a little further and found that they at least explained that there was a rate increase. I just wish they would have said why. So, I called them asked them just that...why?!?!? The woman on the other end immediately mentioned that there hasn't been an increase in 7 years, (so what, if ain't broke...) then tells me there is a new facility that is being built and it needs funding. I then got a breakdown of the old rates vs. the new ones and got this info:
1st 1000 gallons Charge / every 1000 after that
old $5.13 (6.60 sewer) 1.38 (3.17 sewer)
new 7.98 (9.26 sewer) 2.36 (5.49 sewer)
My big problem here is that there is still enough lime/calcium in this water than is necessary and no plans on improvements. Anybody ever boil this stuff long enough? If you have, your pot looks like you might have been used by Kate Moss or Keith Richards if you know what I mean.
I might have felt a little better had the city bought me a drink, kissed me on the neck or even did a reach around for that matter. From now on when ever they release a statement with an increase, they should also include this at the bottom:
For those who wish to pay their bill in person: Vaseline will be available upon request.