Interesting how one can spin the numbers when it comes to making millions upon millions of dollars for a French-owned monopoly company like Suez United Water.
We got our water bill today which includes a notice the company has filed for “rate relief” with the Idaho Public Utilities Commission asking for a mere “19 cents per day or $5.82 per month.”
Put another way, the company is seeking an average of nearly $70 per year from most of us residential customers and much of the reason is due to successful water conservation measures which cut the volume of water consumed. Total increase would amount to $7,616,015 a year which is about a 20% increase.
Look for the PUC to give them about half of what they say need, thus cutting the amount of US$ going to France.
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