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Governor Scott:
I attended a final hearing against the Aqua Utilities rate increase request on Tuesday, October 11, 2011 in New Port Richey, FL.
This company has got to be stopped.  They are endangering the lives of their customers in Pasco County.  I can’t speak for others that they service.
This company does not deliver ingestible water to our homes.  We have to buy potable water elsewhere so we are actually paying two water companies.
I am a retired bank manager so I know quite a bit about business, and I can assure you that this company is price-gouging.  They are already receiving the highest rates in Pasco County and they claim they need more.  Management problem? or price gouging?  They claim they need this raise because consumption is down.  This is like the neighborhood bully crying because no one will play with him after he just beat up every kid on the block.  We cannot intake this water.  We have to buy it elsewhere and haul it to our homes as if we lived in a campground.
I have lived in my home 26 years (the longest of anyone on my block) and I am so strong-willed that I refuse to let Aqua Utilites force me to move.  I like my neighbors and they are not low-lifes.  They are hard-working homeowners who are struggling.  They look out for me, and I am endeavoring to look out for them.
I know that what you are hearing from me is just words; but these very words represent our LIVES.
Please help us!!!
Lynda L. Wittkopp
10531 Azalea Drive
Port Richey, Fl 34668

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