In a letter shared with Milford Patch, Milford resident Ted Grevers challenges the proposed water rate hike of 83 percent requested by Milford Water Company.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Editor's Note: the following letter concerning the Milford Water Company's rate hearing was shared with Milford Patch. As a resident of Milford, I think it's crazy that the RH White Companies, Inc., WhiteWater, Inc. and the Milford Water Company (MWC) are considering raising Milford's water rates by 83 percent! The citizens of Milford have lost confidence in the MWC, and their ability to deliver a safe and quality product. I'm thankful that the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office is now looking closer at their situation. In 2009, Henry Papuga allegedly tampered with water samples "under pressure to demonstrate that the water was safe to consume." One need not try too hard to imagine where that "pressure" might have come from. The …
Milford officials say few people showing up at the public hearing Wednesday on a water rate increase would send a message of indifference to the state's Department of Public Utilities.
Town officials are encouraging residents to attend the Milford Water Co. rate hearing Wednesday, to share their opinions on the proposed increase. The state Department of Public Utilities will hold the public hearing at Milford Town Hall, in the upper floor, to accommodate a large crowd. The meeting is from 7 to 9:30 p.m. "If nobody shows up, that sends them a certain message," said Town Counsel Gerry Moody last week. Moody prepared a series of slides, broadcast on Milford TV, which shows the impact of the proposed 83 percent rate increase on customers, including the town of Milford. The information included the following points: Editor's Note: for previous stories of the water rate request, please see the topic page. The Water Company …