Monday, July 10, 2017

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Poughkeepsie council chairwoman wants to lower city water rates

POUGHKEEPSIE – City Common Council Chairwoman Natasha Cherry is a member of the Joint City-Town of Poughkeepsie Water Board and she said city residents are paying double what town residents pay for water.  She would like to change that to give city residents parity with the town in terms of water charges.

“I don’t believe we should be making a profit off of water,” Cherry said. “Water is a necessity and we should be supplying it as a public service. I would like to sit down with the administration, figure out our expenses as negotiated with the water and come to the common council with a proposed new rate for our city residents.”

Cherry said Poughkeepsie Town residents pay a little over $2 per unit for their water while city residents pay over $4 per unit.

 


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