Having read the recent lengthy PSWID meanderings, my displeasure is shared for consumption. We’re being told the Pine area has gone from drought to water gold in a few short months. I’m glad the new oversight has been successful to date, and I’m glad property values will be positioned for growth.
At what cost?
The rates published punish users at lowest consumption levels, documented to be the majority of water consumers. The rates allow highest water consumers no appreciable cost increase vs. what they were paying before Jan 1.
Hello? Is anyone home?
As a Pine homeowner since 1998, I’ve seen my property taxes double. My water bills over these years has never been over $22/mo. These increasing costs marching north do not position those who want to buy or sell real estate good news for the future. How about a water consumption model charging inflated amounts for those who use the most?
Or how about rates for those who live in Pine 24/7/365 and rates for weekenders? Anything appears to be better than this brand of goofy economics.
Providing “first 3,000 gallons free” is in direct conflict with this community. We’re savers, not rampant water consumers. Telling people they get something free is tantamount to telling them to turn their taps on and let the water run, after all — they’re paying for it with the inflated low consumption rates given.
Someone needs to take their basic economics class over again.