No Good Citizen Goes Unpunished
Hats off to North Carolina residents, who, for almost a year now, have cut their water consumption by a third in response to a record drought.
Now, the residents of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County are getting a hefty reward for their sacrifice: they’ll be paying more for their water.
Perhaps ticked-off residents shouldn’t be surprised: less spending on water has left Charlotte with a projected $29 million shortfall over this year and next. Utilities officials say they must raise rates to make up for the losses.
Has Joe Citizen shot himself in the foot?
(Hat tip: Kip Robinson)