Water rate increase

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  • #1691

    Eags753
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    The water department recently announced a 5% increase in their rates. Because the sewerage rate is double the water bill that means that the sewerage rates will increase by 10% for a total rate increase of 15% not 5%. I think we are dealing with some pretty ‘slick’ folks here.

    #1690

    What????? Another new math?

    #1693

    Eags753
    Member

    Yep….Its called “common sense equations”. The water board should learn this new math or perhaps they do know it but hope we don’t.

    #1694

    Editor
    Moderator

    May I suggest a related article on this subject we have just published:

    http://www.diamondheadnews.com/absolutenm/templates/Dheadeditorial.asp?articleid=257&zoneid=21

    #1695

    Eags753
    Member

    Dear Editor,

    Thanks for forwarding the article on common sense’s death. You did not say where but I’ll bet the funeral was held in Diamondhead. Perhaps, even, at the country club (smile).

    #1856

    MARC MASEMAN
    Member

    What is approxmate monthly water/sewer bill for full time resident (family of 2)?

    #1857

    MARC MASEMAN
    Member

    What is approxmate monthly water/sewer bill for full time resident (family of 2)?

    #1858

    Aimsmith
    Member

    Originally written by MARC MASEMAN on 2005-03-27 6:20 AM

    What is approxmate monthly water/sewer bill for full time resident (family of 2)?

    $45.00

    #1859

    Corgi
    Member

    Let’s suppose the water bill is $5 and therefore the sewer would be $10. If the rates go up 5% on water, the bill would be $5.25 making the sewer $10.50 for a total of $15.75. Now $15.75 (the new price) minus $15 (the old price) is an increase of $0.75. Dividing $0.75 by $15 gives you a percent increase of 5%. You made an error by adding percentages which you cannot do in mathematics so it is NOT a 15% overall increase but rather a 5% increase overall.

    #1868

    Marineraider
    Member

    We are a family of two and our water and sewer avg. bill runs approx.$45.00
    a month. But don’t water your lawn or wash your car. This is for showers,cooking, dishwashing and laundry and flushing the commode. Aany extra use of water will cost you.

    #1869

    MARC MASEMAN
    Member

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY. SO, HOW DOES ONE WASH ONES CAR OR WATER ONES LAWN IN DIAMONDHEAD???????????????????????????????????????

    #1872

    tdredbone
    Member

    I have a family of 5, we have 4 cars that are washed weekly. Lots of showers and washed hair and my water bill averages 60/mo. It’s do-able. There are also several pay carwashes in the area that range from $4.00 to $8.00 per car.

    #1873

    MARC MASEMAN
    Member

    When you say your “water bill”
    runs $60.00/month, do you mean water and sewer?

    #1874

    tdredbone
    Member

    Yes, water and sewer. We water two lots in summer and our bill increases by about $15.00 if we water the grass and flowers a few times per week. The charges increase based on how many thousands of gallons you use above the minimum.

    #1917

    wayne king
    Participant

    Has the POA ever done a cost estimate for operateing the Water and Sewer services under a competetively bid contract. It is very difficult these days to provided these services cost effectively in house when compared to operateing them under contract. Someone licensed and competent in the industry needs to prepare the Bidding Documents and it cannot be someone involved in any way in the bidding.

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