Why do we have to pay for water????????

Why do we have to pay for water????????

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Trumann, AR

#1 Aug 5, 2010
Isn't water a natural resource and it's something our bodies have to have.I can understand paying a fee to turn it on, but shouldn't that be it??????Water is a need not a want!!!! This world is getting more ridiculous by the minute! Everybody is out to make money!!!!!!! Shame on the water companies!!!!!!!!!!
gotcha

Chesterfield, MO

#2 Aug 5, 2010
why dont u just spend the money to have ur own well put in then....and see which would be cheaper...payint the water company there part....and let them worry about the lines....and repairs when something happen....bet in the long run....you would not complain a bit.....
Getting soaked

Little Rock, AR

#3 Aug 5, 2010
A minimum bill for 26 days

PREVIOUS READING 49000
PRESENT 49000
USEAGE --- 10.03
Wastewater 11.36
Tax 2.51
Trash Pickup 7.24
Mosquito Control 3.00
Domestic Sanitation 9.84
Safe Water Act Fee .30
Sewer Improvements 5.00
TOTAL:$49.28

They charge when you don't need it too.
guess what

Chesterfield, MO

#4 Aug 5, 2010
Try living in Steele. The water bills there are $80 - $100 and more each month.
Guest

Mayflower, AR

#5 Aug 5, 2010
guess what wrote:
Try living in Steele. The water bills there are $80 -$100 and more each month.
but steele has it going on. how many other cities have so many elected officials convicted of felony crimes?
Why

Trumann, AR

#6 Aug 5, 2010
gotcha wrote:
why dont u just spend the money to have ur own well put in then....and see which would be cheaper...payint the water company there part....and let them worry about the lines....and repairs when something happen....bet in the long run....you would not complain a bit.....
YOU still have to pay if they fix something too. I have a right to complain because it is my money being spent.We pay for mosquito services that are not being used adequately. If it was, don't you think mosquitoes will be a hell of a lot better around here!!!!!!
guest

Mayflower, AR

#7 Aug 5, 2010
Why wrote:
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YOU still have to pay if they fix something too. I have a right to complain because it is my money being spent.We pay for mosquito services that are not being used adequately. If it was, don't you think mosquitoes will be a hell of a lot better around here!!!!!!
how we have millions of mosquitos with no rain?

they feeding them?

worst they have been in 15 years
Guest

Mayflower, AR

#8 Aug 5, 2010
is it legal to have water well in city limit?
Wally

Blytheville, AR

#9 Aug 5, 2010
Getting soaked wrote:
A minimum bill for 26 days
PREVIOUS READING 49000
PRESENT 49000
USEAGE --- 10.03
Wastewater 11.36
Tax 2.51
Trash Pickup 7.24
Mosquito Control 3.00
Domestic Sanitation 9.84
Safe Water Act Fee .30
Sewer Improvements 5.00
TOTAL:$49.28
They charge when you don't need it too.
Good grief.....the topic is the cost of water. You are pissing and moaning about $10.03 for 26 days of water???

What a mooncalf
Mooncalf

Mayflower, AR

#10 Aug 5, 2010
Wally wrote:
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Good grief.....the topic is the cost of water. You are pissing and moaning about $10.03 for 26 days of water???
What a mooncalf
water used = ZERO gallons
Wally

Blytheville, AR

#11 Aug 5, 2010
Mooncalf wrote:
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water used = ZERO gallons
All utilities have a minimum charge. Somebody had to hook up the water to make it available and somebody has to provide service if something goes wrong.

10 bucks will buy you about 5000 gallons....not a bad deal.
Getting soaked

Little Rock, AR

#12 Aug 5, 2010
Wally wrote:
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All utilities have a minimum charge. Somebody had to hook up the water to make it available and somebody has to provide service if something goes wrong.
10 bucks will buy you about 5000 gallons....not a bad deal.
The damn thing was hooked up YEARS ago and nothing got fixed - Just like no water used when no one was there. Figure it that way, the city owes me about 5000 gallons BOUGHT AND PAID FOR.
you cant be serious

Little Rock, AR

#13 Aug 5, 2010
Can you honestly think that they can provide a service...ANY service...for FREE??? Trash pickup for 7.24a month is a bargain!!! Try living in a town where the city does not provide trash pick up. You have to go out, find your own trash removal service, and pay about $24 a month average. On top of a water bill. Sewage treatment is the main cost. Do you want to drink and bathe in water that has not been treated??? It all costs money. Nothing is free..never has been, never will be. U can always shut your water off, go buy water at walmart by the gallon and try bathing in that and flushing your toilet with that! Throw your trash out along side the road like so many of your country a$$e$ do. My we really do have people in this town who have no clue about anything, don't we??
Getting soaked

Little Rock, AR

#14 Aug 5, 2010
Oh yeah. Didn't make no garbage or flush either. It's just a crock getting billed for something you don't receive.
Solution

United States

#15 Aug 5, 2010
When a city operates the water dept., they know the people are at their mercy. That is why all the extra charges are on our bills. We need to vote the current politicians out of office and have the water department run by a private reputable company.
guess what

Chesterfield, MO

#16 Aug 6, 2010
Guest wrote:
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but steele has it going on. how many other cities have so many elected officials convicted of felony crimes?
Yeah, but the high water bills are the direct result of the X-mayor who is not a felon but should be.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#17 Aug 6, 2010
Why wrote:
Isn't water a natural resource and it's something our bodies have to have.I can understand paying a fee to turn it on, but shouldn't that be it??????Water is a need not a want!!!! This world is getting more ridiculous by the minute! Everybody is out to make money!!!!!!! Shame on the water companies!!!!!!!!!!
What you're actually paying for is to have it cleaned so you can drink it without getting sick. If you want to go drink out of the pond at the air base, go right ahead.
cheap

United States

#18 Aug 6, 2010
Getting soaked wrote:
A minimum bill for 26 days
PREVIOUS READING 49000
PRESENT 49000
USEAGE --- 10.03
Wastewater 11.36
Tax 2.51
Trash Pickup 7.24
Mosquito Control 3.00
Domestic Sanitation 9.84
Safe Water Act Fee .30
Sewer Improvements 5.00
TOTAL:$49.28
They charge when you don't need it too.
if you bill is that cheap i find it great mine runs about 78 dollars a month
cheap

United States

#19 Aug 6, 2010
another thing i understand that nothing is free and everything has to be paid for lights, gas, water but it shouldn't be that high. what is gosnell doing so different than blytheville. my sister lives there and her water bill is between 12 to 20 dollars a month of course they have different trash pick up but our prices are rediculous if my bill runs between 65 to 80 dollars verses her 12 to 20. it could be alot cheaper. and i have noticed the misquitos multiply by the day. the truck that sprays just runs down your street. and then you have this 5 dollar added fee that the council is already unsure about and tryin to reevaluate.
guest

Little Rock, AR

#20 Aug 6, 2010
Getting soaked wrote:
A minimum bill for 26 days
PREVIOUS READING 49000
PRESENT 49000
USEAGE --- 10.03
Wastewater 11.36
Tax 2.51
Trash Pickup 7.24
Mosquito Control 3.00
Domestic Sanitation 9.84
Safe Water Act Fee .30
Sewer Improvements 5.00
TOTAL:$49.28
They charge when you don't need it too.
Sorry, you'll get no sympathy here. Coming from a large city, I used to pay $100-plus and that was living in a two bedroom apartment. You should be thankful you have it so good and stop complaining.

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