Russellville Water Bills
goin broke

Dunmor, KY

#1 Oct 3, 2011
Hey its been years since the water crisis. Anyone else think its about time we had decently priced water? What is the city doing with all of this money they are making now?
granny

Dunmor, KY

#2 Oct 3, 2011
Didn't the mayor and councl promise to lower water bills if elected? I wonder if they have even questioned the expenses..we are the like the proverbial bird in a cage, after a while we begin to sing again.....However, don't expect people to move here or start any business that uses water. someone needs to help us out here!
Jim

United States

#3 Oct 3, 2011
Takes money clean up Rockweel pcbs Mayor back down makin Census pay for it so we pay for it aint right just sayin.
granny

Dunmor, KY

#4 Oct 3, 2011
Rockwell did pay for cleaning up pcb's..way back when they contaminated the creek... but Census still processes these same pcb's..should be charged a surcharge, not happening...Wayne somebody is supposed to be envirnomental person and he has been paid off by census or is too lazy to make it happen... he thinks he runs Russellville water/sewer..he needs to go back to auburn
hmmm

Nortonville, KY

#5 Oct 4, 2011
I don't know what is going on with the water bills... I recently moved (but was on Rville water at old address) and my bill has doubled. I have checked out to make sure there wasn't any leaks, and then called them, and was told that it was normal for a family of 3. My bill is is about $120 now, where it was about $60. Also, when I moved they stole my deposit! I paid $150 deposit when I moved into my previous address, and then when I moved to my new house, they told me I didn't pay my security deposit from the last address. How in the world could I get away with transferring everything into my name and NOT paying a deposit??? Doesn't make any sense to me, but of course, I didn't have the proof since I paid cash, and didn't keep the receipt... so I just had to be out another $150. Something is definitely wrong with these people.
Just saying

Bowling Green, KY

#6 Oct 5, 2011
Russellville has many shady dealings behind close doors. My electric bill has sky rocketed too. The water, electric, and gas has went up, but my pay check hasn't. When I moved into the city limits my car insurance went up 20%. This town doesn't care about its citizens at all. All the city officals care about is getting their pockets lined with mone from grant projects and drug money. If I could afford to move I would.
granny

Dunmor, KY

#7 Oct 5, 2011
Just saying...the water bill is the only utility you mentioned that the city has any say over....hmmm...did you register a complaint with the city clerk...the mayor has to give you a response or call the mayor, any councilperson... I tell you I would have still been talking in city hall. the girls have no say in this so don't get on them... but let your elected people know of this mistake and it is a BIG mistake. This issue needs to be addressed and reviewed. It just ain't right.
Just saying

Bowling Green, KY

#8 Oct 6, 2011
I wouldn't get rude with the women or anyone that works for the utility companies. They are doing their job. I'm happy that they have a job. I just don't understand why the city would raise prices, then build a by-pass around the city. They might as well put up a big sign that says "Don't come here."
granny

Dunmor, KY

#9 Oct 6, 2011
The city needs to address the rate increase they passed in 2007, i think it was...they went up 55%...now why would they need this much money?
and yes, it discourages,people from living here, business and industry from moving her..so no growth, if no growth, then the water does not decrease in cost to us, the consumer... and the state built the by-pass....thinking there might be some progress..didn't happen.. A lot of opportunity for our mayor/city council to address this.
ha ha ha

United States

#10 Nov 15, 2011
this citys dying on a vine, the waters just one reason no ones gonna come here. i also thought that the bypass would bring restraunts, bar n grills, etc. but obviously it didnt. even if they did come the law or the high taxes would run em off. seen it too many times before. proof: bowling alley, squirrely joes, adeles steakhouse, and the list goes on and on. it just amazes me how some places thrive while others dont stand a chance in this town. guess its who you know on city council. face it , the water and the taxes are here to stay. cause they think just like big oil thinks' if we will pay this much we will pay more down the road. and thank goodness i dont work here cause the jobs dont pay nothing. i feel sorry for people that move into this town and have to start over, especially if they have kids. there is no way to make it here at all. especially with a high deposit to just turn your water on' someones lining theyre pockets folks.
zig zag

Nashville, TN

#11 Nov 22, 2011
i can get you a free tap on no water bill lol. here is what we offer,ist keep your existing bill right we all know we got to have a water bill right?!however we will tie in the free water main to the rest of your home, we will not useyour existing for nothing more than one bathroom the rest will be plumbed free to the rest of the house, no problem. should save 75 percent on water usage on average . ps we do not use lead solder lol.
granny

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Nov 23, 2011
ARE you crazy,Zig Zag????
Theft of water will get a person some time in jail!!! There is a mininum fee...if you have been using twice or 3 times that much and suddenly your bill falls 75%...there will be a knock on your door... of course, Zig Zag will be in the next state with the money you paid him to by-pass your meter..and how is someone supposed to contact you to get the by-pass...you are hiding behind a moniter.
Whoswho

Bowling Green, KY

#14 Nov 23, 2011
Whoswho in the town? This is a vicious circle of dirty politics here. You can't beat'em and not gonna join them, even if you wanted to they wouldn't let you join in. There are a few good ones but not many. The water is absolutely to high, I hear you can't talk to the mayor hes hot headed. His way or the highway. You try to talk to the man that takes the city tax money and he treats you like you're a nothing. See the mayor out in public wouldn't speak if his life depended on it,same way with his snotty wife. Better not ever look at one of the geekie cops wrong or you will be harrassed by them. Always dread paying my water bill because they are so rude and unprofessional. This town is a joke and my wife and I are moving out of here when I get the transfer I put in for. What a waste of hard earned money since we have lived here.
granny

Bowling Green, KY

#15 Nov 24, 2011
Bless your heart,Whoswho, I am so sorry you aren't happy living here! I am not happy about the water bills being so high, but as far as how I'm treated, well you have to be a friend to have a friend...so if you aren't friendly, maybe signs are going up that you do not want them, whoever they are to be friendly to you! I have lived here all my life and knew most of the council, including the Mayor when they were little tykes...I am always friendly to them and they in turn are friendly to me..my attitude does not put them on the defensive...they are just ordinary people just like I am..If i have a concern, I call and ask to be put on the agenda or go to a council meeting and speak about it.. I would like to be able to advise the council how they could adjust the water bills down and keep the system going, but I don't know how...so I complain..it helps me feel better...as far as the police, I treat them with respect for I could never strap on that weapon and do their jobs. If you can't adjust your attitude toward the folks in our town, maybe it's best you find another one...Life is too short to be this negative about anything or anybody. Good luck and God Bless.
hmmm

White Plains, KY

#17 Nov 26, 2011
Did anyone else's water bill go up drastically? My water bill went up about $50 this month! My sewer charge was $46 and my water was $61. I couldn't believe it. Total was about $130. My bill is usually $80.
granny

Bowling Green, KY

#18 Nov 26, 2011
Hmmm...you need to have the city come out and check the meter to see if you have a leak...or you can if you know where your meter is and how to read it... just be sure no water is being used at the time...city won't charge to check it.

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