Case Number: 12-0195

  • October 10, 2012

    It costs over a hundred dollars a month to bathe and do a load of laundry a week. We are already paying too much for water. We are seniors and cannot afford another increase to our water billl. We are opposed to an increase for Charmar Water.
  • October 9, 2012

    Charmar Water Company/Utilities, Inc was granted a rate increase for our small neighborhood of approximately 50 homes back in May, 2012. Before this increase the rate was a Base charge of $10.25 per month plus a usage charge of $8.35 per 1000 gallons. The usage charge was then increased to $23.20 per 1000 gallons and it is my understanding that Charmar is now reqeusting another 300% increase with proposed base change of $63.98 per month and $43.17 per 1000 gallons.I am a single parent struggling to make my mortgage payment, gas and electric payment (together they are less than the water charge), garbage pickup, insurance, put food on our table and gas in my car so I can work.I've done all I can to conserve water - no garden, no outdoor watering and no laundry at home - these are many of the reasons that I bought a house in the first place.I know that my neighbors share my concerns and are concerned about the future of our neighborhood and value of their homes.I trust that the ICC will make the right decision when the case comes to hearing in November, 2012
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