This shall be a minor rant on behalf of me and Mother Nature. We've had the same water company ever since we moved here about 7 1/2 years ago, and then with no warning, the company was sold to another company who promises that we will continue to receive the same excellent water we've always received and at little additional cost. HA! Our water was immediately shut off, twice, with no warning so they could do something to the lines and we were then informed of the increase, and it amounts to about 10% of our old bill. To me anything more than 2 or 3 % percent is more than a minor increase.
Then today when we were out walking we saw the new meter readers. Now the old company drove through our area in an electric golf cart, very economical and earth friendly when you have to stop every 100 feet or so and get out. But what was the new company using? A big pick-up truck that was left running each time the driver had to stop and check a meter, or in his case each time he used his cell phone. Mother Nature is not happy and quite frankly neither am I. When I pay my bill this month I think I'll ask if our rate increase is going to put gas in that truck that sat idling for a good part of the day.