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Water 'billing fee' double the trouble


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 14, 2013

~~<p>Honolulu water ratepayers' response to a doubling of the billing fee is suffering from what could be described as Last Straw Syndrome. Costs are going up on everything, including the water rates. The boost is meant to cover long-overdue maintenance of the city's water system, and everyone gets that they have to pay up for something like that.</p>
<p>But moving to a monthly billing system means they also are paying the $7.02 billing fee every month instead of every other month, and that's just the last straw.</p>
~~

Honolulu water ratepayers' response to a doubling of the billing fee is suffering from what could be described as Last Straw Syndrome. Costs are going up on everything, including the water rates. The boost is meant to cover long-overdue maintenance of the city's water system, and everyone gets that they have to pay up for something like that.

But moving to a monthly billing system means they also are paying the $7.02 billing fee every month instead of every other month, and that's just the last straw. Login for more...



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