Have you checked your water bills Neponset residents?

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ttc

Des Moines, IA

#1 Aug 16, 2010
Does anyone else have this going on on their bill? My last billing usage was 4000 @$26.06. This bill however has my usage at 34600 @$83.78. I don't have a pool, garden to water, or a water leak. I am asking if anyone has the same issues. I talked to Mr. Gerrond and he said that the bills have been estimated recently and was sorry for the increase. Why were they estimated, I'm sure it wasn't because of the snow, or an ice problem.He said he was in the same boat. This boat is sinking! People who live on a small income have had it, we can't squeeze more money out when it isn't there. Please let me know if anyone else has an unusually large bill as my next step is to contact one of the local TV stations to bring attention to this event. Between the large price of the sewer and water estimates WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH!!!

Since: Aug 10

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#2 Aug 16, 2010
Maybe the Mayor should get out and read the meters himself!
omg

United States

#3 Aug 17, 2010
I am on a fixed income ,I live alone now,and while I do not consider myself poor, I do not have the extra 45 dollars that was on my new bill. I will NOT pay this as I know that I did not use this much water, maybe in 6 months time yes, but not in two. What big project are we paying for now?
ttc

Des Moines, IA

#4 Aug 18, 2010
I have been checking with my neighbors and have many more people fed up the the constant increases. One, like me, has had a triple increase in the water usage. Also, only two people live at the residence,they haven't had any changes in the last months to warrent an increase of this kind. What are the billings like for people with more members in the house? Are you going to have to take out a loan to pay your town utilities? Would like some more input from my neighbors. Thanks!
gpin

United States

#5 Aug 18, 2010
mine was 27 dollars higher, not as bad as some but still way too much. for water that is so contaminated u cant drink it, and u r afraid even to shower in it. i dont even let my pets drink it!
ttc

Des Moines, IA

#6 Aug 30, 2010
Well it's me again. I tried to get some help from the city funds to help with our water bill. I was denied because we have$700.00 a month to live on. Wow I forgot I was so rich. I guess I should get a job and then get help from the city like a single man who lives here did. He got help twice. We have a disabled person in our house,but I guess that doesn't count. I think some of the funds could have been used for help with the water bills instead of a dumpster for people who are able to clean up after a fire. They aren't disabled, physically. Yep I am reaching out of town for help. Fairness is not possible here. If our water gets shut off because of not being able to pay the full bill, I will scream to the top of my lungs, and yes that will be heard at the news stand. THERE IS A DISABLED PERSON LIVING HERE!!!
concerned relative

Mount Pleasant, IA

#7 Aug 30, 2010
These people live on $700.00 a month and can't get any help with a water bill that is outrageous. What kind of people are on your city council? Oh yeah if you read the house burning you'll find out. Just ask the terd who's house burned down(no e on the end of down terd). Read the comments on there and see what my water bill is for water,sewer and garbage pickup and maybe more of you will question your town council about your bills.
omg

United States

#8 Sep 1, 2010
ttc wrote:
Well it's me again. I tried to get some help from the city funds to help with our water bill. I was denied because we have$700.00 a month to live on. Wow I forgot I was so rich. I guess I should get a job and then get help from the city like a single man who lives here did. He got help twice. We have a disabled person in our house,but I guess that doesn't count. I think some of the funds could have been used for help with the water bills instead of a dumpster for people who are able to clean up after a fire. They aren't disabled, physically. Yep I am reaching out of town for help. Fairness is not possible here. If our water gets shut off because of not being able to pay the full bill, I will scream to the top of my lungs, and yes that will be heard at the news stand. THERE IS A DISABLED PERSON LIVING HERE!!!
the city council does not care that half of the town is on social security and that many are on unemployment but yet they waste money and labor on a dumpster on cleanup day only to have the rest of the trash sit there for months afterwards.drawing in snakes, mice and vermin.we all have a reason to be bitchin about the unfairness!!
concerned relative

Mount Pleasant, IA

#9 Sep 1, 2010
Well people of Neponset, I just got my water bill. Water usage $16.80, garbage and recycling $17.25 and tax $1.18. I don't live in newton. I live in a much smaller town. My total bill is $35.23. Take a look at yours. The community of Neponset is getting screwed. Not reading your meters for 2 months is BS. The town isn't that big that one of your town council can't walk and read the meters. Oh probably to lazy. That is no excuse for water bills being that high. Get on their butts about this. Go to your town meetings and raise hell.
ttc

Des Moines, IA

#10 Sep 1, 2010
Hey Concerned relative , I'd take your bill anyday. $35.23 sounds good right now. Oh we had small bills at one time, until we were forced to connect to the city sewer. We were all on septic tanks for free, now we pay the city for that service. My charge this billing for sewer is $90.01. Water is 83.78, and garbage $17.00. My total bill is $198.29 if it isn't late. However if its late, add another $7.50, total going to $205.79. As much as my electric bill.
omg

United States

#11 Sep 1, 2010
concerned relative wrote:
Well people of Neponset, I just got my water bill. Water usage $16.80, garbage and recycling $17.25 and tax $1.18. I don't live in newton. I live in a much smaller town. My total bill is $35.23. Take a look at yours. The community of Neponset is getting screwed. Not reading your meters for 2 months is BS. The town isn't that big that one of your town council can't walk and read the meters. Oh probably to lazy. That is no excuse for water bills being that high. Get on their butts about this. Go to your town meetings and raise hell.
every two months?sorry mine has not been actually READ for many years!! estimated.....
concerned relative

Mount Pleasant, IA

#12 Sep 1, 2010
omg.. Years! What the hell are these people thinking. Like I said before everyone can move here. I wonder what they do if they had a ghost town. Who'd pay the water bill then?
omg

United States

#13 Sep 2, 2010
it is turning into a ghost town. people pass on and no one takes their place.
yeah

West Des Moines, IA

#14 Sep 20, 2010
just saw chapman making his creepy round shutting off water. did u ever see someone who enjoys that so much? wonder if he gets his free for doing that nasty job. if he does it doesnt look like he uses much water. lol!
ttc

United States

#15 Sep 20, 2010
I'll be watching for him. I have had to sell some jewlery that was a keep sake , to pay on my water bill. I am also appealing my application for assistance from the fine city of Neponset. I couldn't come up with the full amount to pay it off. My husband is convinced the denial was do to former bad feelings with the General Assistance Representative. I hope he is not that small minded. Still waiting for fairness. Luck to us all!!!
yeah

West Des Moines, IA

#16 Sep 20, 2010
did not know they had one who is on that comittee? more of the same ppl probably!
ttc

United States

#17 Sep 22, 2010
Raymond Robinson is in charge of General Assistance. Good Luck with that.
why

West Des Moines, IA

#18 Sep 22, 2010
well that explains it. he has always had his nose in the air...for no good reason really!!
just me

United States

#19 Sep 25, 2010
Its either in the air or up Don Brady's butt.
wow

West Des Moines, IA

#20 Jan 22, 2011
now they are saying they may have us pay 500 thousand for filtration systems keep this up and the town will be a ghost town because we will all have to move away. or is that what they want?

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