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report print email Source: Editorial: Roswell: Planned water plant needed
April 07, 2013 | 11:08 AM

Why does the Wood administration fail to do what is right when no one is looking?
The city purchases water for its needs from its own water plant (i.e. for use in the City municipal pool, drinking and lavatory needs at City facilities, water needs for the historic sites, as well as the City Arts center, watering the athletic fields, fire protection, and the needs at the Roswell detention center, etc.).
But instead of billing itself at cost, which is in the vicinity of $2.25 per 1000 gallons, the Wood administration takes advantage of all citizens by billing itself at the highest residential water rate.
Based on open records requests the financial facts provided by the City Water Department indicate an average billing rate for the city’s own consumption approaching $9 per 1000 gallons.
The city garners a sizable profit from its own water consumption at the expense of not only its water customers but from all citizens most who gain nothing from this water plant.
That's correct, the people paying for water from the city water plant not only pay at an average rate of double that of Fulton County, but the current administration takes further advantage by charging these same customers for the water the city consumes at an astronomical number. It’s outrageous!

Lee Fleck
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