In August 2010, Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) approved water rate increases to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2011. As part of the rate increase, the monthly service charge would be raised to $36 plus tax, and customers would only be charged additional fees if they used over 3,000 gallons of water a month.
By now most PSWID customers have received their December statement. This statement has a note that reaffirms that water rate increases are effective Jan. 1, 2011. To most people this would mean that the increase in the monthly service charge would first appear on one’s January, 2011 statement.
Unfortunately, PSWID has imposed the new monthly service charge on December statements.
If you do not approve of PSWID’s application of the new rate in the monthly service charge to December statements, please let PSWID know. Contact numbers can be found on your PSWID statement.
Bernice E. Winandy