Still daydreaming of Lake Michigan water Brookfield?

Well, that dream is turning into a few communities’ worst nightmare. From JSOnline.com:

Ten suburban mayors and village presidents are formally objecting to Milwaukee’s proposed 36% increase in water rates for suburban ratepayers, saying it would be unfair to force the suburbs to subsidize the city’s general fund operations.

Milwaukee says it needs the rate boost to stem losses in its waterworks operation and to generate $3 million per year for its general fund.

Keep aerating that well water, Brookfield. At least we’ll know what it’s going to cost us.

(BTW, Director of Public Works Tom Grisa predicted this would happen years ago. He was dead on and should be congratulated for staying the course.)

Comments

  1. A couple of things. Even with this increase Milwaukee’s water is still some of the cheapest around. Second, even with the increase the price will still be below PSCs guidelines. Finally, if other communities don’t want to pay the price for water, then don’t buy it.

  2. “…if other communities don’t want to pay the price for water, then don’t buy it.”

    Bingo. Gosh it’s nice when we agree.