Friday, July 22, 2011

Municiple Drainage Utility System is killing me.


Our fine city council voted in something called the MDUS which is short for the Municiple Drainage Utility System.  What this did was raise our water usage rate times 3, if you are a residential property.  Woe unto you if you are commercial.

I have an in ground pool and my bride is a Texas master gardener. Our yard is heavily landscaped and with the drought, we can either water our plants, or let thousands of dollars worth of plants and labor succumb to the heat.  We are choosing to add water to our pool and keep our yard alive.

July's water bill is $395.  I think the highest water bill I've ever paid was about $170.  This MDUS is killing those of us with pools, gardens, and landscaping.  Last month's was $337 and according to Bob Leiper, we will get yet another increase in October. Good job City Hall.

We don't know our left from our right.

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