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"The city of Marco Island applied for a variance March 23. On April 6, the water district granted the request for two months because of Marco’s unique deep water well source for irrigation, district spokesman Randy Smith said."
Is usage going down due to increase cost of water and associated sewer fees. To makeup the difference they petitioned for an additional day of watering.
Imagine, Marco Island the "environmentally sensitive" community is allowing more greening of lawns. If you understand block rate structure, it was developed to promote conservation. However, the city is now in a bind, the cost of water is rising so fast, that most folks have cut back on watering lawns to the extent that it is impacting revenues, which screws up all the rate structure analysis provided by Burton & Associates to pay for all the recent capital costs.
And to OldMarcoMan, that is the quandary for the city. The city now must deal with the landscape they created through city management of water and sewer services.
So are we going to solve the problem with a new ordinance requiring that lawns remain green to a certain color standard if an additional day is unsuccessful? Why would Marco Island be allowed an additional day? Because we have an oil well, oops I meant water well? Money, money, money.
Note: The city now has high fixed cost which will be borne out as "capacity charges" in the discussion to be held today at 2:30 pm. Simply for having a connection to the city regardless of usage. Was this the goal when Mr. Arceri offered his expertise, as a water management guru in times past, for the city?
If they will not consume enough to pay for the new facilities and upgrades, the city will simply charge based on "capacity".
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