by Lake County News-Chronicle
April 21, 2011 at 3:25 am in Lake County News-Chronicle
Water meters could be installed as soon as this summer for residents in Two Harbors to help conserve water. Continue Reading
Tags: money, Two Harbors 3 Comments »
There is no way people are paying fairly for their use of water right now. How could anyone know? The best thing to do is install the meters and charge each household for what it uses. There should be a minimum rate for a base level of useage and bookkeeping costs, and additional rate for useage above the minimum. Most municipalities are now charging higher rates the more water one uses, to put pressure on people to conserve. The sewer rates could be tied to these water meter readings in a similar manner as the water rates are charged. With the current economy, it seems fairer to charge people for what they actually use, than expect those who use less to subsidize those who use more. I’m not sure where Chris Swanson gets his logic to not meter based on the economic issue.
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I support the water meters. We cant forever, put in dirty water and take out clean water from the same lake.
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I think meters are a good idea, personally. The folks who waste water should pay. Actually, they should stop wasting water. The meters would provide the information to the homeowner, whether or not water is being wasted. Then there are others who just don’t care, and will use as much water as they like, anyway. They should definitely pay. Those who conserve water should be rewarded with a lower water bill. That’s the way things should work.
However, there is a bigger issue. We have one faction in city government who says that we have to have the meters. We have another faction who says we don’t have to have the meters. There may or there may not be a law that says we have to have meters.
Just who is running this circus, anyway?
The meters were deivered by mistake. B.S.!!! Who makes a quarter of a million dollar mistake? A thousand meters would fill a pretty good sized truck. What the heck kind of mistake is that?
Is newsprint and ink so darned expensive that we can’t get the whole story?
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