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Water rate hike pinned on lines’ age

September 26, 2013

It’ll cost more out of pocket to get water service provided by the Williamsport Municipal Water and Sanitary Authority starting Ja....

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Sep-27-13 8:39 AM

"On average, it will cost an average of $5.85 per quarter more or $23.40 per year more for water use,"

Funny how they always come up with an "average increase" when touting their so called improvements. Anyone every know someone who actually paid this "average?" When all is said and done, it is always higher. Same thing with PPL increases, etc.

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Sep-26-13 9:50 PM

we all pay around 100.00 a month for water and sewer am i wrong or is the high cost of waters sewer bills to pay for up keep on new pipes and other things if not where is all this money going ??????

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Sep-26-13 5:13 PM

rick, I think it is a shame that they wasted the ACT 13 money on projects like the one at Brodarts , and then turn around and expect the residents to foot the bill on this sewer project.

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Sep-26-13 3:55 PM

Good one Bornhere

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Sep-26-13 1:20 PM

its crazy. hike hike hike. they cant find possible solutions. grants are given all over the place for stuff that really is unneccesary, but no grants for water? the necessary need to have water is for everyone. but NOPE no govt help there, only for people that already have the millions to build stuff we dont need here. wmwa, why not be good to your people of wmspt and apply for some kind of grant to help fix these things

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Sep-26-13 11:33 AM

You can make partial payments? Perhaps partial payments in advance, but after you receive your bill, it's either pay all or you are shut off!

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Sep-26-13 9:14 AM

This is what the "ACT 13" money was suppose to be used for.

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Sep-26-13 8:17 AM

Uh John Baker, I think you're wrong in your assumption. Expect a lot of backlash..... The reason they WMWA won't go to monthly billing is because they won't be able to charge the 5,000 gallon minimum they do now.

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Sep-26-13 7:32 AM

Lots of problems in williamsport Follow the money who is getting rich here?,1- The non profits need to cough up more in impact fees,(citty borrowing) 2- 70% of the low income housing(crime & costs up) is in williamsport and must be dispersed throughout the county, 3-water authority policy must be changed to hold freeloaders responsible for an uncontrollable bills, till we get a mayor with the fortitude to unite people businesses landlords county commissioners and take on these boards williamsport loses.

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Sep-26-13 6:21 AM

This is ridiculous. They dug up in front of my house and just threw a bunch of rocks on top, and have been giving me the run around all summer long about putting grass down and getting rid of their rocks. Even children know to clean up thier messes. Now I will have to pay them even more money for water that tastes like crap and crappy service.

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Sep-26-13 5:46 AM

The water company knew about the failing infrastructure in Old Lycoming Township for at least 12 years and probably longer. You meant to tell me they couldn't save up for a capital improvement over a 12 year period? Save up for a project? That's crazy talk when you can just hike up the rates when you need the money. What am I talking about?

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