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Monday, October 27, 2008

Durham, NC Punishes Residents for Conserving Water

In response to the drought, Durham residents have cut water use by a record 30%. In response to this community effort, Durham's water utility company raised residential rates by 30%. That's a good idea.... instead of offering a higher tiered rate for residents who use more water than average, offset revenue losses by punishing the very people who worked hard to lower water usage.

Another example of our incredibly backward government system "in action".

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