Public hearings scheduled for AQUA NC's massive rate increase

Be there or be square, and bring your own bottled water:

A public hearing will be held by the N.C. Utilities Commission on the proposed rate increase at 7 p.m. in the Forsyth County Courthouse, 200 N. Main St., courtroom 1A. Another one will be held Tuesday in Charlotte at 7 p.m., in the Mecklenburg County courthouse, 832 East Fourth St.

Aqua, which provides water and wastewater services to about 250,000 people in 52 counties, requested the rate increase in August to help recover past investments in capital improvements and operating expenses. The company has about 13,000 customers in Forsyth, Guilford, Surry and Stokes counties.

We'll try to follow up once a transcript of this meeting is posted (if it gets posted) on the NCUC website. Until then, if you happen to attend one of these meetings, we'd love some feedback.

Comments

A more accurate quote

The company holds about 13,000 customers hostage in Forsyth, Guilford, Surry and Stokes counties.

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“Don't tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.”
― Joe Biden

Roger that

Taking advantage of rural and suburban families seems to be their MO.

Just think...

...what rates water utilities will be able to command when fracking opens up in their areas.

A steady stream

of thirsty clients, for sure. And as long as that option is available, the "business-friendly" Republicans will refuse to make the frackers pay for their damage.