Saturday, February 6, 2010

You're damned if you do and damned if you don't

From the Daily News:

CONSERVING WATER is typically a good thing - except when you're penalized for your frugality.

Elected officials are urging people to speak out against the Water Board's potential double-digit water rate hike at a public hearing in St. Albans on Feb. 16.

The rate hike is needed, officials have said, because people are using less water, which means less revenue.

The [DEP] is holding public hearings in each borough to discuss water rates, which could climb as much as 14.3%, according to documents obtained by the Daily News. That's on top of the 12.9% increase in 2009 and 14.5% hike in 2008.

The Queens meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Majority Baptist Church, 115-21 Farmers Blvd. in St. Albans.


Anonymous said...

this is taxation without representation. America's colonists revolted against England because of out of control taxation .

www.tea party express .org

when is the north shore Queens water board meeting ?

Anonymous said...

Only in America...

Anonymous said...

The Water Board waterboards. Use less water, pay more.

PizzaBagel said...

Same thing with Con Ed (and LIPA?), I believe. We're using less energy but they continue to raise their rates. You can't win, because they basically write the rules. The Rate Commission more or less rubber-stamps the increase for them.