If you ask for my opinion, don't cry when I give it to you.
And in the city you aren't paying for the water itself,you are paying for the service of getting it to you. The filtration , the treatment, and the distribution.
The average per household is anywhere from $30-50 per month.
Again, this is what I personally see.
I would rather pay the $50 per month for treated water (and efficient sewer) than put up with wells that run dry (it happens), pumps that break (and require fuel to run), a water softener (owned or rented- both take regular salt deliveries) and a septic system that can break (or requires regular pumping).
Apples are good,
Oranges are bad,
Lemons are rude,
Bananas are perverted,
And kumquats are just, plain evil...
i used to know a guy that cable drilled them for a living. his right arm was like popeye's from holding the cable all the time. he would do one cheap too.
OK...we are all on well water over here and if my neighbor's sewer is possible of screwing with the quality of my well water....it's worth $50 a month to be sure all sewage is making it to a safe place. SO WE PAY.
NOW..we are left with a fine country style of well water. Problem is that in Spencerville, we have an extremely high iron content in our well water. SO....we purchase a top of the line water softner from Kinetco. About $1700 is what I believe we paid for the water softner. NOW....every week....we spend $20 on salt to feed the sucker!! (YES....our water has an extreme amount of iron).
Rural living does not come cheap if you want white laundry and clean water in NE Indiana.
"It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."
Hans Christian Anderson
i wonder if that could help lessen the burden on our utility bills too?Part of the clean up funds would come from Dana stock which Hickman says has gone up significantly in recent months from 26 cents to $5 a share. If that price holds, it could lessen the financial burden for the city and county.
The state controls the Dana stock. One would imagine they would only give out as much as was necessary to cover the cleanup, and that's it.
could someone that knows please explain how long will it take to pay back the clean-up loan? is there a time frame? i would just like to know when the sewer bill will go back down. thanks.
It is a 20-year loan, so as Mr. Martin said last night, you'll be paying back a 2009 debt with 2029 dollars at the end. The city may also come into control of some 250,000 shares of Dana stock, which currently is at $4.66 per share.
By the way, the difference between using Major Moves and the additional $1 million in the interest free loan comes to $16.44 per year per equivalent dwelling unit.
by the way, since we are cross posting, it does not matter if it is $1 or $1000. the point is there is always an excuse raise rates, but never any to lower them. with all of the people hurting for money right now, do you think this is a really good time to raise rates on people? maybe in the future when one of those foreseen disasters come would make for a better time to take our money.
i just found this article. it was like dejavu........
How much is the water project costing?
To the Editor:
I just finished reading the article headlined “Council votes to increase water rates in Plainfield.”
Representatives from Umbaugh and Associates explained to the Plainfield Town Council of the need for an increase in our water rates. The new rates will cover the cost of a new water tower, and new booster system, and other infrastructure improvements.
I think this is wonderful. However, I have a question. When I buy a new car, I know at the time of the purchase the month and year it will be paid for and I will no longer be making payments. Could someone from Umbaugh and Associates or the town council tell me when I can expect these improvements to be paid for and to see my water rate return to normal?
Hopefully when and if I do get an answer, my reaction won’t be ‘oh yeah, that’s what I thought.’
i just found it interesting that the same advisers angola hired, because they don't know how to manage money, suggested a rate increase here too. it's funny, that the guy also had the same questions i did. WOW! what a coincidence. does this financial adviser just go around and tell cities to raise rates and taxes and get paid for it. now that is a waste of money. i wonder what it cost to hire them?
maybe we should get a second opinion.