water rates http://tspr.org en Water Rate Hikes Are Becoming a “Hardship” http://tspr.org/post/water-rate-hikes-are-becoming-hardship <p>The mayor of Colchester says the rise in water rates from the city&#39;s supplier, Macomb, is becoming a &ldquo;hardship&rdquo; for residents.<br /><br />Macomb will raise the water rates for Colchester 5% effective August 1.<br /><br />Mayor Danny Bice says water rates have skyrocketed since the city started receiving its water from Macomb about nine years ago.<br /><br />He says, &ldquo;Sooner or later there has to be a stopping point on the water increase. Because it&#39;s (gone) up 150% since we hooked on (to Macomb service).&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 02 May 2012 19:31:54 +0000 James Lenz 14446 at http://tspr.org Water Rate Hikes Are Becoming a “Hardship” Good Hope Discusses Water Rate Hike http://tspr.org/post/good-hope-discusses-water-rate-hike <p>The Good Hope village board is talking about raising rates, but not right away.<br /><br />Board President Todd Danner has started the discussion. He said there is no immediate need for a rate hike but costs are rising. Water rates in Good Hope have not gone up since 2007.<br /><br />He said, &ldquo;It&#39;s just something we&#39;re slowly beginning the ball rolling on this idea. And whether it happens six months from now or next year, we really don&#39;t have a set time.&rdquo;<br /> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:56:50 +0000 James Lenz 10404 at http://tspr.org Good Hope Discusses Water Rate Hike