Monday, March 02, 2009

Delawareans Brace for 100% Water Rate Hike

Water rates outpace power rates in Delaware.

From The News Journal
By Aaron Nathans

As worked up as Delawareans got two years ago over the price of electricity, the cost of another necessity of life has been growing at a faster rate in recent years: water.

Two of the state's largest private water companies are seeking rates that, if granted, would be more than 100 percent higher than customers were paying in 2000.

It's something that is happening around the country, particularly in areas of rapid growth or where water is becoming increasingly scarce. More >>