Monday, July 3, 2017

Three ways to challenge the Water Company's proposed rate hike

Columbia Water Company customers recently received the letter shown below, which explains how much a proposed increase will cost, on average.

The letter also explains three ways customers can challenge the increase, including filing a complaint with the PUC, writing a letter to the Columbia Water Company, and being a witness at a public hearing if one is held. The last increase for Columbia customers was in 2013.


4 comments:

  1. Number two is a joke! Write a letter to the water company!! I say lets get the water company audited with an out of state company. The water company is privately owned!! Lets go Columbia and get the ball rolling!!

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  2. this is bullshit. the water co SRTOLE THE LAND BY EMINENT DOMAIN TO ADD ON TO EXISTING WATER PLANT. ADDED $8.50 TO EACH AND EVERY COLUMBIA HOMEOWNER ONLY EVERY MONTH FOR LIKE 10 YEARS TO PAY OFF A LOW INTEREST LOAN. SERIOUSLY...TAKE THIS TO THE PUC. IT'S 100% UNACCEPTABLE. I hope every red blooded Columbia homeowner lets the PUC know they are NOT happy.And it';s not like we have a choice for our water.......

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  3. Absolutely we need to let our voices be heard. It seems like quite a lot of extravagance went into the water company property.

    I thought that one line of our bill already represents our payment toward the upgrades. How much are we expected to carry this borough's every whim. Any spending by council, the school board, and now the water company too. When is enough going to be enough?

    I hope the landlords enjoy paying to educate their tenant's children and paying for their water upgrades and all the quality of life services Columbia is offering because sooner then later the landlords will be the only property owners left footing the bill.

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  4. NOT ALL LANDLORDS PAY FOR THE WATER. IT IS ALSO PAID FOR BY TANANTS

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