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South Chicago suburb hit with 300% water bill increase $700 month

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dmcowen674

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Originally Posted by dmcowen674
I'm sure 99% of AT P&Ners approve of this increase in profits for the 1% that control the Aqua water company management.

Go ahead 1%ers, keep it up.



Are you calling the Illinois government 1%ers? I'm not sure I understand your rant.
Reading Comprehension would help.

Aqua is a private for profit company.
 

EagleKeeper

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Originally Posted by dmcowen674
I'm sure 99% of AT P&Ners approve of this increase in profits for the 1% that control the Aqua water company management.

Go ahead 1%ers, keep it up.





Reading Comprehension would help.

Aqua is a private for profit company.
Whose rates are authorized by your liberal Democratic government.
 

EagleKeeper

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40,000 gallons is 1333 gallons of water per day. That's over 55 gallons per hour.

That's a LOT of water!
No sprinkler/irrigation system is going to dump that.

Either they have a hose running continually; major line leak or some reporting is completely off.

Given that Dave as the OP and his tendency to over inflate; I suspect that this article is his under a pen name.

Plenty of flaws in the story.
 

Pr0d1gy

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My water bill seems to have doubled in the last couple of months. Wierd. I'm not in Chicago, either.
 

Darwin333

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You must've forgotten this part...
That part didn't have anything to do with the "300% increase". The following part however did:

Samantha Oliver is also furious every time she uses water. Her bill jumped from $200 a month last year to nearly $700 this year.

“It angers me that they could feel justified in doing this to people,” she said.

Both Oliver and Burns – and thousands of other homeowners in Will, Kankakee and Lake counties – are customers of Aqua Illinois

The Illinois Commerce Commission recently approved a rate hike for Aqua. In a telephone conversation, a spokesperson explained why.


“They improved infrastructure,” the spokesperson said.


Oliver said, “I can understand a rate hike maybe 5 percent to 10 percent – this is what you expect when you hear a rate increase, not a 300 percent increase.”

The Illinois Attorney General’s office, which has heard some complaints, is also looking into what steps it can take to help customers.
 

spidey07

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Meh, my bill is about 70,000 gallons. About 450 bucks. Not hard to do with a pool, garden and running irrigation system 1.5h a day.
 

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