Credits, reimbursements considered by water commission

By Alan Reed
July 6, 2011 11:14 am EDT

MOUNT VERNON — Various concerns were brought to the Mount Vernon Water and Wastewater Commission on Tuesday morning focusing on billing reimbursements and credits for area businesses and residents.

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8 Responses to “Should consumers have to pay a minimum water and sewer charge if they don’t use it?”

  1. Guest

    No, people should be encouraged and rewarded for conserving water.

  2. sapereaude740

    No, there should be an incentive for customers to conserve water.  

  3. countrygirlmtv

    I am in the same boat, I’ve paid enough for the water that I should have a lake to go with it.  I only have sewer and yes $140 every 3 months! Thank you very much!!!

  4. asd121171

    I only have sewer service because I live a block south of the city limits and pay $176 every three months.  I think that is CRAZY.  If I had water service my minimum would be almost $70 a month!!!!  Who can afford those rates??

  5. leckler

    I agree with Debbyied!!!  Pay for what water you use and no minimum!!  The fee should be by the thousand gallons…not by a very high cost now.

  6. Wendy J. Wagner

    When there is one person with no washer living at a resident and only using the water for showers, drinking and other, should not have to pay the same as everyone else. 

  7. Wendy J. Wagner

    I agree with debbyeid, I shouldn’t have to pay the same as everyone else because I live here alone with no washer , my use of water is for drinking, and showering, now, how much can 1 person use.

  8. debbyied

    No they should not!!!!  Customers should pay for what they use, my mother in law never uses her minimum. I would like to know how much the water dept. makes on people like her every year. Not that they would tell.