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Comment Re:Desalination (Score 1) 599

I really don't have a problem with my water bill. I know how much it costs the city and they make no money on the water. Several small towns here go together and split the costs of the building the lake and matainance and now the wells. It's not cheap, but the costs are mostly local, we did get a grant that the towns had to match for the wells due to the extended drought. In the next 5 years I expect the water cost to increase by at least 50% and our sewer plant is about to need updating and the costs are expected to be 2 to 4 million to bring it up to date. For a town of 800 people that's gonna hurt!

Late reply......

Comment Re:Desalination (Score 3, Interesting) 599

OK, I looked it up....
Ventura Calif.
Water for single family housing 15,000 gals 75.65
Waste water 62.45
total 138.10 bi monthly

West Texas near Lubbock
My water bill 3000 gals PER MONTH
Water 65.86
Sewer 34.00
Total 99.86
Bi Monthly 199.72

I've said it before suck it up Calif. Until you pay at least what I pay for water you get no sympathy from me.

Comment $75 water bill? (Score 4, Insightful) 332

I want that, mine was $141 last month. We had an increase this year by $5 a month because the lake is dry and they had to drill a bunch of water wells. A local private water coop regularly charges $200 a month. Suck it up Calif. If we can afford it in west Texas, you can in calif.

Comment It happens... (Score 5, Interesting) 198

The place I worked as a guard had this happen. We held inmates from a bunch of counties in several states. One of the PDs fax machine broke and they would go across the street to Kinkos and fax release orders on their letterhead. After a while they would just use paper without the letterhead. An inmates wife simply faxed an improvised release form and we sent her husband home. He got cought when he arrived because the PD had no release on file. Everything changed after that, a phone call was required with proper ID.

Two is not equal to three, even for large values of two.