Your water rates are going up

Photo courtesy of
‘Falling Water’
courtesy of ‘photo_secessionist (really under the weather)’

If you’re a DC resident you can expect to pay more for your water & sewer soon. Starting October 1 the rate charged for the consumption of 100 cubic feet of water will go up about 9%. Water use will go from $2.30 to $2.51 and sewer – which is billed based on water consumption – will go from $3.31 to $3.61, making the total cost for 100 cubic feet of water use $6.11.

The “impervious surface area charge,” which attempts to figure out how big a share of the storm runoff you should be responsible for, is making a jump of 77% from $1.24 to $2.20 per month per “equivalent residential unit.” You can find your ERU on your bill.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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