5th water bill for 2012

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sickofeverett

Chelsea, MA

#1 Nov 16, 2012
Anybody get a 5th water bill in the mail today? what happened to quarterly (every 3 mos) or 4 bills a year? I am dishing out more than half of what I pay in RE Taxes now in water, this is crazy!!!!Anybody want to join me in a Class Action Suit.....this is against the law!
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#2 Nov 16, 2012
RE: Water bill ... I need to total up all my water bills for this year and see just what it has cost this household !!! And I didn't even have a garden to water this year ....

Also of note: On the right hand side of the bill it lists city hall hours !!! with FRIDAY being 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM !!!! Yea, right !!!!

These city hall 'workers' get a three day weekend now EVERY WEEK -- next week, it is a three day work week with FOUR DAY WEEKEND... more than some people get for a paid vacation per year ......

Life is great if you're a city hall employee !!!!!!

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#3 Nov 16, 2012
I totally agree with you! Did you get a water bill in the mail today? This will be my 5th bill due in 2012 just paid a triple bill in October and was not planning or budgeting for this 2 month bill again and October's for 2012!!! o well not many presents this year under the tree! It's not right! The city works on a budget why can't they let us budget our bills! SICK OF EVERETT!!
MALDEN RESIDENT

Malden, MA

#4 Nov 16, 2012
You people would really be crying if you lived in Malden. We get water bills every month and we have to pay for blue bags.

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#5 Nov 16, 2012
I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN MALDEN. Paying water bills monthly would be great at least you can budget the water bills. I just paid $3k in water bills in October and in June they were $1K now they are back to $1K for just 2 months.(3 separate bills) how can anybody budget paying 5 bills in one year. We were not due to pay any until after January 2013!

And now you are getting me started about blue bags. Well, I WANT BAGS IN EVERETT, the city wants us to pay $150 extra for a trash barrel each year and even if I bought several there is never enough. BUT if I had trash bags at least I could get all my trash out. And we are to be fine if our barrels are not closed! I already had 2 white kitchen size bags dumped on top of my barrels which leaked all over them and I had to clean them, not the City. I only use green trash bags

SICK OF EVERETT!!!!
sailor

Stuart, FL

#6 Nov 17, 2012
malden resident wrote they get bill 12 times.meter reading don't change if you get 4 bills or 12 bills.city likes to spend money on stamps.
JoJo

Malden, MA

#7 Nov 18, 2012
sickofeverett wrote:
I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE IN MALDEN. Paying water bills monthly would be great at least you can budget the water bills. I just paid $3k in water bills in October and in June they were $1K now they are back to $1K for just 2 months.(3 separate bills) how can anybody budget paying 5 bills in one year. We were not due to pay any until after January 2013!
And now you are getting me started about blue bags. Well, I WANT BAGS IN EVERETT, the city wants us to pay $150 extra for a trash barrel each year and even if I bought several there is never enough. BUT if I had trash bags at least I could get all my trash out. And we are to be fine if our barrels are not closed! I already had 2 white kitchen size bags dumped on top of my barrels which leaked all over them and I had to clean them, not the City. I only use green trash bags
SICK OF EVERETT!!!!
Are you saying that you pay over 5K a year in water? Do you own a 5 family house?
MALDEN RESIDENT

Malden, MA

#8 Nov 18, 2012
All these cities are corrupt now. We are all like indentured servants. Pay, pay, pay for all the city workers. But, don't apply for a city job with credentials because you will just get passed over for some department head's friends and family. Sick of Malden.

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#9 Nov 18, 2012
JoJo I paid or will pay by 12/13 over $6,000 in water and no its not 5 family house its only 4......

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#10 Nov 18, 2012
JoJo wrote:
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Are you saying that you pay over 5K a year in water? Do you own a 5 family house?
I'll be paying over $6K in water by 12/13 and its not 5 family only 4!
2 Family

Malden, MA

#11 Nov 18, 2012
sickofeverett wrote:
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I'll be paying over $6K in water by 12/13 and its not 5 family only 4!
I have 7 people including 3 teens in a 2 family and I pay about 400.00 every quarter. either something is wrong with the meter or you have a lot of people in the 4 family.

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#12 Nov 18, 2012
2 Family wrote:
<quoted text>I have 7 people including 3 teens in a 2 family and I pay about 400.00 every quarter. either something is wrong with the meter or you have a lot of people in the 4 family.
do you have mwra? everett pays triple the water rate to mwra for sewer? 14 people of which 5 are kids in the 4 family....

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#13 Nov 18, 2012
2 Family wrote:
<quoted text>I have 7 people including 3 teens in a 2 family and I pay about 400.00 every quarter. either something is wrong with the meter or you have a lot of people in the 4 family.
and only one washing machine in the whole place!
Everett Resident

Everett, MA

#14 Nov 18, 2012
This seems excessively high .... We had teens here at one time - but they were told that when they took a shower they could not run the water 'forever.' Run water, wet body, then shut off water while soaping up and shampooing....Run water and rinse off (Yea I know they 'cheated' sometimes) but this saves gallons and gallons of water....Use water settings on the washing machine (low, medium, high)..... This works and saves big $$$$$$$... Just a thought .....
JoJo

Malden, MA

#15 Nov 19, 2012
sickofeverett wrote:
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I'll be paying over $6K in water by 12/13 and its not 5 family only 4!
You might have a water leak. Even for rental property that's very very high.
Everett

Everett, MA

#16 Nov 19, 2012
I guess we are all paying for that beautiful fountain. Maybe we can start taking showers in that.

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#17 Nov 20, 2012
sailor wrote:
malden resident wrote they get bill 12 times.meter reading don't change if you get 4 bills or 12 bills.city likes to spend money on stamps.
Its worth the city spending money on stamps, look at the money that comes in monthly not quarterly! Big bucks!

Since: Nov 12

Chelsea, MA

#18 Nov 20, 2012
Everett wrote:
I guess we are all paying for that beautiful fountain. Maybe we can start taking showers in that.
No we were told that the fountain was paid by donations so its a great idea to put it to a good use.....FREE SHOWERS!!!

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