First I would like to apoligize for grammar and the fact that i've never used this blog thing before. I recently received my city bill and was amazed to say the least. My electric was $127.18. It was high, but actually less than what I expected. What was amazing though was that my water cost was the highest of all. It was $136.82 with a consumption of 1810 cubic feet. I have a family of four and watered my lawn twice, which was a lot less than what it needed. I try to be as conservative as possible. I already knew the water in baldwin was expensive, but I didn't realize it costs more than electricty, so I did some research. I think some changes need to be made.
1.Baldwin purchases water from Lawrence, which charges $2.80/1,000 gallons.
2.Lawrence residents pay $2.92/1,000 gallons or .00292/gallon. I believe the base is $2.65
3.Baldwin residents pay $9.621/1,000 gallons or .00962/gallon. Base fee of $6.50.
- Wellsville gets their water from us(baldwin), or essentially Lawrence.
-by code Baldwin charges them $2.80/1,000 gallons for water, the same price Lawrence charges us.
-Wellsville residents pay $4.88/1,000 gallons or .00488/gallon. Base fee of $6.42.
My water bill in Lawrence would be $42.18 and $60.57 in wellsville.
I know baldwin charges by the cubic foot, but i converted it to gallons so it could be compared to Wellsville and Lawrence. 1 cubic foot=7.48 gallons
I haven't live in Baldwin very long so maybe someone could explain the unreasonable price we pay for water. Will I live to be 1,000 years old if I keep drinking it?