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Old 09-02-2010, 07:55 PM
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You think you have pricey water

http://www.ameslkwater.org/2010-02-23_Fee_Schedule.pdf

Ames Lake Water District is apart of the unincorporated east side of Redmond, wa .. They are NAZI's!

Most of the yards in this area rang from .5/3 acres
Our policy is to leave the programming exactly how we found it unless it's some wild setting.

We cap off systems here more then anywhere else because of the water bills. The biggest bill I've personally come across was 22k from a main line break on a 1.5 acre lot.


At my house, my 2 month water bill was $175 at about 45,000 gallons. If I lived in Ames Lake it would be $2,658.25

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Old 09-02-2010, 09:57 PM
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Did they work with the homeowner and give them a break on the bill b/c of the break? or did they stiff it to them? Or city provider is pretty good to deal with on stuff like this.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:46 PM
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Every district is different.

This offers I believe either a once every 7 year 50% reimbursement if a contract company fixes the issue or a once in a life time 50$ reimbursement
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:11 PM
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That happened around here and the customer ended up using 275,000 gallons in one month, the paper said the city was working with the homeowner.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:25 PM
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A city charging the real cost of water and water delivery. Bound to happen someday.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:17 AM
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A city charging the real cost of water and water delivery. Bound to happen someday.
Whether a leak or not its still use, but under the circumstances I can see an adjustment. Its not cheap to treat water and build infrastructure for distribution and storage.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:59 AM
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http://www.ameslkwater.org/2010-02-23_Fee_Schedule.pdf

Ames Lake Water District is apart of the unincorporated east side of Redmond, wa .. They are NAZI's!

Most of the yards in this area rang from .5/3 acres
Our policy is to leave the programming exactly how we found it unless it's some wild setting.

We cap off systems here more then anywhere else because of the water bills. The biggest bill I've personally come across was 22k from a main line break on a 1.5 acre lot.


At my house, my 2 month water bill was $175 at about 45,000 gallons. If I lived in Ames Lake it would be $2,658.25
45,000 as in fourtyfive thousand gallons in two months?

Good grief, where did you put all that water? My wife and I use less than 4,000 gallons per month.

Here they tell us to conserve water then raise the rates for using less
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:46 AM
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Here they tell us to conserve water then raise the rates for using less
Yup. Here too. Went up over 40% last year, 12% this year, and 12% each of the next 5 years.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:51 AM
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With the EPA regulating the water bans around here they had to increase prices.
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Old 09-03-2010, 04:37 PM
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Town of Concord Mass , we did a rebuild in the other day wants to get their use down to 68 gallons per person per day.Town with plenty of houses in the 2.5 mill range.
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