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More Half Truths & Hidden Costs
April 06, 2013 | 02:59 PM

First, I am pleased to see that what I have been saying since 2010has been exposed, that the water well which cost over $700,000 from customers reserves is a bust. The City time & again quoted 300,000 gallons per day and now the truth as stated by the Army Corp of Engineers the city can only pump water from the well 15 days per month with an effective yield of 100,000 per day. That constitutes a drop in the bucket.
Next the water tank will hold ONLY 10,000,000 gallons of water and the proposed plant will consume 3,000,000 gallons per day. If the creek runs dry thats three days of water before the city opens up the Fulton County spicked full blast.

And the real kicker is that the FY2014 budget projections include an annual budget of half a million dollars in water pipe repairs per year going froward which is not included (yet) in the proposed new water rates.
That will bring the total annual debt service payment and infrastructure costs to $1.3 million annually for 5700 residences to pay.

So to answer the question "how is Roswell able to justify charging 68 cents more". The truth is - they cannot because it will eventually be much more.You do the math.


Lee Fleck
Roswell
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