We hydromulch (hydroseed) and go into a number of smaller towns and water districts. We hook to fire hydrants with our equipment or theirs. We have always had a very good relationship with most of them. We were checking rates and other fees to be sure we were OK. It seems some of the smaller towns and districts now view companies such as ours a revenue source to screw. We were quoted $105.00 for meter hookup and up to 4000 gal water. $15.00 per 1000 after 4000. Another told us that we were not allowed to enter their district loaded with water. They wanted $110.00 for meter and first 2000 gal of water. No, These are not deposits!!! Water, meter fee, and deposit must be paid up front. These same two were about $4.00 per thousand last year. We would pick up the meter, connect, and return it at no charge. There have been some increases of water prices recently, and most of the smaller water districts passed that along with no other changes. Have any of you run into this and if so how did you deal with it.