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John G. Jefferson

White River Township

To the editor:

I would like to inform the citizens of Bargersville and White River Township who depend on Bargersville Utilities for their water supply that nothing has changed. If you have a single water meter at your residence, which most do, and you have an in-ground irrigation/sprinkler system, you are still paying $10 per month plus sales tax for this “privilege” of having your system.

My guess is that it has been a few months since you watered your yard. You are still paying this unfair charge 12 months a year, regardless of whether you use your in-ground system or drag hoses around your yard, you are paying for every drop of water that goes through that meter.

Why are you being penalized for having a more efficient and water conserving system? A lot of people are paying this confiscatory charge and are not even aware. They do not line-itemize their billing like all other utilities in Johnson County. Bargersville Utilities withdrew from the Indiana Regulatory Authority in 2008.

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