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Floaties

Junction City, KS

#21 Jun 19, 2014
I can't wait to pay higher water taxes, woohoo, that is why I live here to pay more for this dumpy place of a town.
JC Lifer

Spring Hill, KS

#22 Jun 19, 2014
Would you all prefer that the city not fix the water situation and we all be boiling the water we fetch from Homer's pond in a couple of years. It sucks that we are going to have to pay more for our waterÂ….and it is too bad that the city has allowed the system to deteriorate in such a manner as they were likely pinching pennies in the past. But now that we HAVE to do something about it, people are complaining. The problem that I have with the situation is that we allowed the water system to get to the point that it currently is, which requires this huge expenditure.
No no it is

Brighton, MO

#23 Jun 20, 2014
four eleven wrote:
<quoted text>Cracker Barrel .
WALMART !!!
Why is it a dump

Brighton, MO

#24 Jun 20, 2014
Floaties wrote:
I can't wait to pay higher water taxes, woohoo, that is why I live here to pay more for this dumpy place of a town.
You must be clueless also. When was the last time the city had a real water and sewer rate increase ? That is the problem in this city and with the city commissioners. It has been felt one does not need to increase fees annually to maintain streets, water and sewer like other communities do in kansas and across the country. "Pay me now or pay me later" we are now faced with pay me later because so many were clueless on funding proper maintenance.
The Professor

Manhattan, KS

#25 Jun 23, 2014
Why is it a dump wrote:
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You must be clueless also. When was the last time the city had a real water and sewer rate increase ? That is the problem in this city and with the city commissioners. It has been felt one does not need to increase fees annually to maintain streets, water and sewer like other communities do in kansas and across the country. "Pay me now or pay me later" we are now faced with pay me later because so many were clueless on funding proper maintenance.
It seems to me that whenever you have a "maintenance problem" like this, in any community... that maintenance problem is usually preceded by a sudden increase in the number of C.A.V.E. people living in the community.

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These troglodytes would usually prefer to just go back to their horses, wagons, buggies, and kerosene lanterns. They'd rather have a "posse" than a police department, and a "bucket brigade" rather than a fire department. On cold nights, a good lynching provides a fire for them to warm themselves.
Tricky Dick

Junction City, KS

#26 Jun 23, 2014
Why is it a dump wrote:
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You must be clueless also. When was the last time the city had a real water and sewer rate increase ? That is the problem in this city and with the city commissioners. It has been felt one does not need to increase fees annually to maintain streets, water and sewer like other communities do in kansas and across the country. "Pay me now or pay me later" we are now faced with pay me later because so many were clueless on funding proper maintenance.
The last time there was a rate increase they did nothing to fix the problem. If I remember correctly is was to PAY CITY WORKERS who were going to get furloughed. My bill has constantly increased in the past 7 years.
moneys worth

Tulsa, OK

#27 Jun 23, 2014
Tricky Dick wrote:
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The last time there was a rate increase they did nothing to fix the problem. If I remember correctly is was to PAY CITY WORKERS who were going to get furloughed. My bill has constantly increased in the past 7 years.
I quit buying bottled water. As high as my water bill is , I'm drinking that shit !
What an idiot

Junction City, KS

#28 Jun 24, 2014
Tricky Dick wrote:
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The last time there was a rate increase they did nothing to fix the problem. If I remember correctly is was to PAY CITY WORKERS who were going to get furloughed. My bill has constantly increased in the past 7 years.
Your bill was increased likely by inflation and nothing else. The only increase was when the Finance Director Beatty passed along a increase back two years ago based on what other communities were charging and to cover the debt and contract operation shortfall. If one looks at the city records you will see there has not been a real rate increase because no one knew what they were doing for years.
Pennies a gallon

Junction City, KS

#29 Jun 24, 2014
moneys worth wrote:
<quoted text>I quit buying bottled water. As high as my water bill is , I'm drinking that shit !
That is what it costs you. The unfortunate issue at hand is many believe once the systems are built, some 30 years ago, one doesn't need to budget for maintenance or repairs. Better so, one doesn't even need to budget money in which to fix the plants or the pipes. We have seen first hand the condition of the equipment and pipes. Being without water for three days on S. Washington is not bad, go ask the Subway.
You are the idiot

Junction City, KS

#30 Jun 24, 2014
What an idiot wrote:
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Your bill was increased likely by inflation and nothing else. The only increase was when the Finance Director Beatty passed along a increase back two years ago based on what other communities were charging and to cover the debt and contract operation shortfall. If one looks at the city records you will see there has not been a real rate increase because no one knew what they were doing for years.
Inflation my ass. It was raised to cover the artificial inflation given to us by turning the city water, waste and road services over to Veolia and to cover the costs of the associated water and sewer infrastructure we paid for West of 77 on the roads to nowhere. Thanks again Mick Wunder and Rod Barnes. Solid citizens who left a lasting depression.
Pennies a gallon

Junction City, KS

#31 Jun 24, 2014
You are the idiot wrote:
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Inflation my ass. It was raised to cover the artificial inflation given to us by turning the city water, waste and road services over to Veolia and to cover the costs of the associated water and sewer infrastructure we paid for West of 77 on the roads to nowhere. Thanks again Mick Wunder and Rod Barnes. Solid citizens who left a lasting depression.
Again your clueless. As so many are on these matters. Defaulted loans and developments were in part covered by water and sewer costs but rates in Junction City haven't been raised to address need capital improvements. If there were they were never spent. If so why does the city have so many water main breaks. Or failing equipment at the plants. It is because those whom where here knew better but chose not to do anything.
JC Lifer

Junction City, KS

#32 Jun 24, 2014
Tricky Dick wrote:
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The last time there was a rate increase they did nothing to fix the problem. If I remember correctly is was to PAY CITY WORKERS who were going to get furloughed. My bill has constantly increased in the past 7 years.
Your bill for water and sewer should be going up every year. Did you pay the same for a gallon of milk or gas now as you did last year of 5 years ago or even 10 years ago. Enough said. Costs go up live with it

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