I encourage the taxpaying home owners of Pine/Strawberry, who have accounts with PSWID (Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District) to file a complaint with the Arizona Corporation Commission, 1200 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85007.
PSWID has left unanswered my individual request why water rates have increased exponentially for consumers who consume the least water amount per month while marginally increasing the rates for those who use the most water amount per month.
This action is unfair for the majority of water consumers, favoring the minority of consumers monetarily. PSWID is crediting customers “first 3,000 gallons free” to offset increased costs charged.
The majority of PSWID customers don’t use 3,000 gallons of water per month, yet they’re the ones forced to pay an inequitable portion of the cost.
PSWID’s action is equivalent to telling thrifty (or folks who don’t use water at all) water consumers in this area to “let the water run” with hopes of recouping increased costs they’re forced to pay. Wasting water is not what the Pine/Strawberry mountain consuming communities do.
Most understand the importance of saving water, and understand if costs need to be increased to secure supply for the long term — these costs should be shared by all, not by those who consume the least.