Letter: Keep those residential water rates frozen

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[Regarding “Council Seeks Freeze on Residential Water Fees,” April 5, Xpress:] I definitely don’t go for raising our fees for water usage.

For a two-month period, which is how the city of Asheville and the Metropolitan Sewerage District charges, I am already paying about $145 for the two-month period. When I lived in Ohio, my bimonthly bills were about $35 for both water and sewer. So do the comparison.

If they need more money, why not raise the prices on industrial usage?

— Bern Sroka


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Keep those residential water rates frozen

  1. R.G.

    Right on! If Tourism is such a wondrous robust asset to our community (as we’re told over and over and over), what better way to prove this than to appropriately soak well-heeled guests for clean towels and tasty brew?

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