Proposed Water Co 56% rate hike dismays Tahoe customers
Where has the money gone? Why was the maintenance deferred? How can people be expected to pay more?
... This type of increase is for operations. This includes plant operation supplies, employee salary and benefits, postage, liability insurance, utilities and other costs.
Several people were angry at the prospect of Lukins adding a retirement plan for the employees when so many companies are doing away with them.
Lukins has not had a general rate case in more than six years. That is why the company is billing this as a 9.2 percent increase for each of the last six years.
But ratepayers whose monthly bill would go from a flat rate of $36.41 per month to $55.84 are not seeing it that way.
“I feel robbed. I can’t afford it,” ...
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