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Unfortunately the Marco Eagle didn't get many of the facts straight. They intermixed sewer rates and water rates. It is easier to state that the average homeowner who currently uses 16,000 gallons a month will increase between 16-18 percent (you folks have to get with the program and quit watering your lawns so much). A much bigger increase would be for those same folks on the sewer side. Master metered Condos would see the largest percentage decrease as they are using an AWWA standard that gives the illusion that there are fewer units and fewer people. If you want to get to the biggest question, it would have to be that this Water/Waste Water Utility is a total mess and is screwing everyone on the island. God forbid if you own a commercial enterprise. Not a single Council in the past nor even the current one understands what is going on and that the debt is much too big for us to handle. Everyone needs to pay a huge number just to make the yearly interest payments. We all need to let our esteemed Councilors know that we are tired of the "us against them" game for a problem they created and continus to perpetuate.We now have a utility that is much too large for our needs and the excessive costs should not get shoved down our throats.
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