Fulton County officials praised county water users Wednesday for their success at conservation —- then socked them with a 15 percent rate increase for their effort.
The conservation penalty the County Commission adopted Wednesday 6-0 matches the increase Atlanta utility officials asked to impose earlier this year but which the City Council so far has resisted. The average water/sewer bill should increase nearly $9 per month to about $68 per month, water officials said.
I remember the Macon Water Authority telling me that the less water you use, the more they have to charge.
So congrats Atlanta. You’re getting punished for conserving water!