Despite not using single drop of city water, he pays $90.74


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Posted Online: May 01, 2013, 11:00 pm
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I maintain two homes, one in Moline, one in Georgia where I have been the last three months. I have used not one drop of Moline water during the current billing cycle from January 2 through April 1, 2013.

However, unlike other utilities, such as electricity and gas where there would likely be no charges for non usage, I am billed a base charge of $90.74. This is the minimum charge when you use no water during a billing period. I'm sure many other Moliners experience this charge as well.

I have voiced my complaints with the Water Department in the past but they defend this method. Are snow birds getting screwed here? I think so.

James Hedman,
Byron, Ga.

















 



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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