Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fulton County Rewards Customer Water Reductions With 15% Rate Increase!

(btw...I want that shower...for those that don't know...i love my time in the shower)
Fulton County officials praised county water users Wednesday for their success at conservation — then socked them with a 15 percent rate increase for their effort.

Utility managers said water use has dropped by as much as 30 percent since last year when Gov. Sonny Perdue asked each county to cut usage by at least 10 percent because of the lingering drought (so let me get this straight....we're told to conserve water (with expensive penalties if we don't) by 10% and we go well beyond the call of duty and conserve by 30% and we're penalized because the crooked ass gov't is missing their revenues.....Fuck you Fulton County!!!...(pardon my French but this is some bullshit)

"We just can't swallow this reduction in revenues," Parker said.

"I'm deeply concerned about raising water rates, but we have no choice," Commissioner Emma Darnell said.

Because people are saving money, they are being charged.

We're being told to conserve while the gov't sells water in abundance to coca-cola at a rate of $0.05/gallon and Coca Cola turns around and sells that water at a ridiculous profit margin.....Give me a break!

click here for AJC article

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