Columbia Water Proposes Water Hike


By Rochelle Dean

While officials say the proposed hike would only raise some 4 hundred thousand customers bills by about 3 dollars a month some residents say they want to make sure their money is not going down the drain.

"3 dollars a month doesn't sound that bad. I'm just wondering if i will see a difference in what i have now and what i'll get for the extra money".

Officials say, what customers will get for the extra money is a better system. By improving outdated and aged lines, officials say customers will see better water pressure and even better quality water.

However, they say they will not be able to maintain their current level of service and provide the upgrades without adding a little more to your monthly bill. An thought that has some residents up in arms.

Officials say they are well aware anytime you talk about raising rates customers are going to have a lot of questions. For that reason, Officials say they plan to hold a series of public information sessions prior to taking any actions. Those dates and times have not been set yet.

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"waterlogged" said on Wednesday, Mar 20 at 7:51 PM

The City charges an exhorbitant price for whar they label as sewer. This amount is much more than twice the amount of water that a customer used, which includes the water they use for their yards. This water DOES NOT enter the sewer system. Let the city take only the FAIR amount of what they charge for sewer and use rest of what they rob from us in the guise they call "Sewer". Anyone have any comment? ?

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hootie said on Monday, Mar 11 at 11:58 PM

Even more boil advisories....charge the city customers and leave the county ones alone...cut expenses by curtailing those white trucks cruising neighborhoods doing NOTHING.

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