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Archive for January, 2010

Jan
31

On Tuesday (July ’08) the Aqua Utilities was before the commission in Tallahassee with a request to increase rates on an interim basis.

The Public Service Commision (PSC) board unanimously approved the increases, despite continued opposition to the proposal from utility customers, the attorney general’s office and the Office of Public Counsel.

For more, read the story.

Jan
31

Polk County customers of Aqua Utilities Florida are wondering just how much they may have to pay for water in the future if rate increases keep coming their way.

The latest increase at the end of October translates to the average water customer paying $1 to $5 more a month and about an extra dollar a month for sewer customers.

That’s small change when compared to the $24 to $44 increases they saw earlier in 2009. Aqua customers’ rates doubled, and in some cases tripled, in April.

For more, read this story at TheLedger.com.

Jan
31

When Gus Alexakos turns on the tap at his Zephyrhills home he wonders what will come out.

“There is a slight odor,” he remarks about the water coming from his tap. “You can see the particles floating through the glass so I won’t drink it, my wife wont drink it either.”

Alexakos lives in one of two subdivisions served by a small Pennsylvania based water and sewer utility, Aqua Utilities.

Watch this video from Fox news for more:

Jan
31

A Lake County woman’s water bill suddenly rose by hundreds of dollars.  She normally pays about $100 per month, but in November her bill was more than $400.

According to her bill, she used more than 40,000 gallons of water while she was in the hospital, more than double the amount of her previous bills. Glasscock called Aqua Utilities and said they were not cooperative.

For more on this story, read this story on WFTV news, Channel 9.