If water rates need to be twice as much as it is now, who the heck calculated the old rate?
A DeKalb County family’s water and sewer bill could increase 110 percent from 2009 to 2014 — and even more if the state declares a drought.
The upgrades are needed to help pay for $1.79 billion in capital improvements to DeKalb’s water system, Watershed Management director Francis Kung’u said.
“Our water and sewer infrastructure is aging,” Kung’u told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. “If we don’t do this, it will continue to degrade. We will get more breaks and won’t have enough capacity of wastewater treatment. We won’t be able to support growth of the county.”
SCENE: a poorly lit room where people do things like calculate water rates:
Worker 1: “Well, if you ignore that $1.79 billion we’ll be needing for capital improvements, the rate would only be X amount.”
Worker 2: “Oh that’s much better! Let’s just go with that for now and hold out hope that by 2010 everyone will just be bathing and watering their lawns with Coca-Cola products.”