Letter to the Editor: City must get water rates right

Letter to the Editor: City must get water rates right

Letter to the Editor
Posted 3/11/20

City must get water rates right In July - August 2019, the water bill for my residence was $472. The water conservation group evaluated the sprinklers and perennials for the flower beds are from …

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Letter to the Editor: City must get water rates right

Letter to the Editor: City must get water rates right

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City must get water rates right

In July - August 2019, the water bill for my residence was $472. The water conservation group evaluated the sprinklers and perennials for the flower beds are from Garden in a Box. What have I done that my water bill is so high?! My yard was landscaped before water rates went up. I have just a touch over one-half acre of ground with a 1,685 square foot house and a rocked dog run about 30 feet by 30 feet and a 140-foot-long driveway.

Out of the money I need for living, I paid a contractor $15,000 to improve my landscaping. I am a widow making do on survivor social security payments and a very small annuity from an inheritance from my parents. I do not have another $15,000 to re-do the landscape. I want to be able to leave my home for my daughter unencumbered. I rent out a room to make ends meet, and it is not enough. Should I just let my property go to ruin?

My home is in the southern part of Westminster, and there are many people around here who are in the same plight. There must be a way the City could give seniors who have lived in their homes for at least 10 years a substantial break for water. The State manages to give seniors and veterans a break on their property taxes. What is wrong with the City that it can’t figure out how to do something similar for us?

Laura Nokes Lang, Westminster

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