I want to understand this. I just got my water bill. I know I don’t use much water, and I’m glad it’s low. But these numbers seem odd: The total bill is $25.95, but it also itemizes expenses, and apparently only $1.41 of that is actually for water. Another $1.58 is Sewer Charges, which I suppose is for taking the water etc away, so if I add those charges up, it’s $2.99 for water/sewer and $22.95 in taxes and service charges. Oh, plus a $0.01 fee for water quality.
So, I’m paying $22.95 for the privilege of buying $2.99 worth of water. It sort-of makes me want to give a neighbor $3/month to use their hose for all my water needs. I wonder if there’s any way to talk the city down on the service charges. Not likely.