I have a friend that lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city asked everyone to conserve water. The good people of Charlotte North Carolina stepped up to the plate and hit a home run. They went well under what the city had asked them to and to reward them for all the good work they did saving water, they raised their water bills. SAY WHAT? Check it out for yourself at http://www.wsoctv.com/news/15828676/detail.html. Totally unbelievable. The rate hike went into affect in May.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – You’ll start paying more for water on Thursday if you live in Charlotte.
City council approved the rate hike in April.
The 15 percent increase will cost an average family $6 a month.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Department said it needed to raise rates because people are using less water and they have less money coming in.
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