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Water and sewer rates are headed up in Roachdale

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ROACHDALE -- Roachdale Town Council members Jack Jones and Bill Long approved an amended schedule of rates which will increase the cost of water and sewer usage in Roachdale at Tuesday evenings' meeting.

The increase will take effect in two increments. Beginning Aug. 1 the minimum cost to customers per 3,000 gallons for sewage will be $23.55. The second increment will take effect on Feb. 1, 2009 when the minimum amount will rise to $28.14.

Water bills will increase to a minimum of $14.62 for 2,000 gallons and in February will jump to $18.54.

One local resident questioned where the money for sewer and water was going and asked why the sidewalks were not being repaired with the money.

Council President Bill Long explained that monies for the sewer and water went back into the utilities and that sidewalk repair came out of the general fund.

When another resident asked about the rate increase Long replied, "We're lucky we're not in Fillmore. Look at what they are having to pay. We have to stay current with our rates. Everything is going up everywhere."

A copy of the rates and the ordinance is available at the Roachdale Town Hall.

The Roachdale Town Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at Town Hall.

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why isnt the water and sewage drains in roachdale being fixed with all of the extra money they make???

-- Posted by proudemt on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 10:38 AM

why isn't the quality of the water being improved so you can drink it without gagging?

-- Posted by magoo55 on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 5:00 PM

Most people in Roachdale don't know the difference between the the storm drains and the sewage, and if they knew what it cost to run it they would'nt be making a statement like they are. The person that said nonsense had better look around at the world because they are living in a dream world, because everything is going up. If you think the water in Roachdale is bad try some of the other towns that is really bad, and if you have enough money for a big filter system for the town then buy it, but then you would have to get it passed by the state of Indiana which people don't know the first thing about.

Maybe people should check on what it cost to run these systems like the cost of pumps,electric,chemicals that the state requires, and maintenance on all equipment. Maybe you would like to see the town go broke and the goverment come in and say we are going to double or triple your rates like they have done in other towns.

-- Posted by luv your comments on Wed, Jul 9, 2008, at 9:36 PM

What do you think they are hiding something??

A trip to the town office should answer your

questions.Do you think they should put it in the

local paper?

-- Posted by luv your comments on Thu, Jul 10, 2008, at 5:57 PM

They do put it in the paper once a year. They even have to pay the state for the water that they pump, water is not free even to the town.

-- Posted by luv your comments on Thu, Jul 10, 2008, at 10:33 PM

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