The Athens Banner-Herald has an article about some water companies charging based on water usage. Finally. This is such a common sense idea. The more people use, the higher you charge them.
In Jefferson, a frugal family that uses only 6,000 gallons of water a month would pay $28, but a family that drinks up twice that much – 12,000 gallons a month – would pay $73, for example.
Jefferson and Danielsville also have another tier for commercial users.
In Danielsville, a low-use household would pay only $5.50 for 2,000 gallons – but someone who used 36,000 gallons would pay a lot more, $196.
Some of the city’s businesses and schools likely will pay more under the new rates, said Danielsville City Clerk Michelle Dills.