March 30, 2004 at 7:07 pm #1691
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.April 2, 2004 at 12:09 pm #1690
What????? Another new math?April 3, 2004 at 7:28 am #1693
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.April 3, 2004 at 7:42 am #1694
May I suggest a related article on this subject we have just published:April 4, 2004 at 9:59 am #1695
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).March 27, 2005 at 4:15 am #1856
What is approxmate monthly water/sewer bill for full time resident (family of 2)?March 27, 2005 at 4:20 am #1857
What is approxmate monthly water/sewer bill for full time resident (family of 2)?March 27, 2005 at 4:25 am #1858
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)?
$45.00March 27, 2005 at 4:48 am #1859
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.March 27, 2005 at 2:42 pm #1868
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.March 27, 2005 at 2:49 pm #1869
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPLY. SO, HOW DOES ONE WASH ONES CAR OR WATER ONES LAWN IN DIAMONDHEAD???????????????????????????????????????March 27, 2005 at 8:37 pm #1872
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.March 28, 2005 at 8:32 am #1873
When you say your “water bill”
runs $60.00/month, do you mean water and sewer?March 28, 2005 at 8:56 pm #1874
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.April 25, 2005 at 4:51 pm #1917
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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