Obomination: U.S. Water Bills To Triple...

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    More bad news: U.S. water bills to triple.


    First high gas prices, now water. A shocking new report about the nation's crumbling drinking water system says that Americans should expect their bills to double or triple to cover repairs just to keep their faucets pouring. That means adding up to $900 a year more for water, nearly equal the amount of the newly extended payroll tax cut.

    Fixing and expanding underground drinking water systems will cost over $1 trillion in the next 25 years and users will get socked with the bill, according to the American Water Works Association...


    What kind of stress? Families can expect to pay at least $300-$550 more for water in taxes and fees just to keep their current systems operating. Add growth and improved systems, and that bill jumps to $900 for a family of three, said the report.

    More bad news: U.S. water bills to triple | Washington Examiner
    DRUDGE REPORT 2012®
     
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    That's what happens when you ignore infrastructure needs for decades at a time....
     
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    Don't worry, water will be given out along with other forms of government patronage.
     
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    If it weren't for the government, we'd all be drilling our own wells, and still using outhouses.
     
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    I don't see the problem CONZ have with this.
    After all industry is COMPETING with individuals for water and if people can't afford water and corporations can, then that's just the market and government shouldn't get involved, right?
     
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    Yeah... I have a well. I live in Central PA and just can't fucking WAIT till the fracking water makes it's way into my water supply. Guess our Community will have to either run water lines out into the sticks for us to have potable water or we'll have to buy bottled. fuck yeah... yippee.
     
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    The government will have to start passing laws against rain barrels and water collection.

    Then the EPA will shut down whatever water is available.
     
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    My local government gives tax incentives for such things as rain barrels??
     
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    Remember this on your way to the polls.
     
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    Who cares what it's gonna cost? If it goes up enough maybe folks will cut back and that'll be good. After all, us Republicans are going to make the water as dirty as the air so it probably shouldn't be consumed as much as the current safer, cleaner water.
     

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