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Villagers face huge water bill hike

Contributed by editor on Jan 23, 2006 - 09:00 PM


VILLAGERS FACE HUGE WATER BILL HIKE

Shepway householders are being warned they will be hit with above-inflation increases in their water bills this year.

The average price hike will be 7% but Folkestone and Dover Water is set to increase its prices by as much as 10.5% even though its customers will probably face water restrictions.

The company has applied to make water meters compulsory for the householders it supplies because of dry conditions in the south east.


<FONT color=red>What do you think?

<FONT color=red>Was it right to privatise the utilities companies?
Do we now get a better service?
Are their prices lower?
Were too much of the early profits paid to shareholders instead of re-investing in the businesses?