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Tag: Tacoma Water


TPU: Utility’s initiative an exercise in deceit

Re: “Click wants to raise rates again, by 5-10 percent” (TNT, 6-4).

In the last two years, both Tacoma Water and Tacoma Power have raised rates by double digits and now Click Cable TV proposes a rate increase. So Tacoma Public Utilities would have the ratepayers believe they are putting the customer first? I find this to be very disingenuous.

TPU’s new strategic initiative, Customer Value First, is an attempt to make customers feel as though the utility is really working hard on their behalf, while at the same time implementing major rate increases across the board. TPU is

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TACOMA: Overhead real reason for water rate hike

According to The News Tribune (9-10): “Tacoma Water customers can expect rate hikes of at least 6 percent next year and
possibly more than 10 percent under a budget proposal presented to the Tacoma Public Utility Board this week. ”

As a Tacoma utilities customer, the dollar amount that would be added to my water bill under the proposed increase would be less than $2. That doesn’t bother me. What irritates me is that my combined water/electricity bill always amounts to three or four times the amount of my actual usage.

Delivery costs always equal my actual usage.

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