Holmes ‘only candidate talking about water’
Published 8:59 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2016
To the editor:
I have lived in Suffolk for 40 out of my 43 years. Sadly, it may be time to put down roots elsewhere for several reasons, but No. 1 is our increasing water bill.
When we bought our home in 2002 in the Kilby Shores neighborhood, our water bill was roughly $35 every two months. We are now paying about $220 and sometimes more.
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After Hurricane Isabel, we were told that for a one-time fee of $1,600 per house we would be taken off our community well and be put on city water — and what a wonderful deal it would be.
Fast-forward 12 plus years, and it feels like once a month we are being robbed by our city.
Suffolk was warned years ago when we sold our lakes to Norfolk and Portsmouth that if we tried to outgrow our rural nature, it would be very expensive.
Linda Johnson has been on City Council and then mayor during all this “growth” that she likes to tout. However, she has forgotten all about us, the average Suffolk citizens.
That’s why I’m voting for Kerry Holmes on Tuesday. He’s the only candidate who is even talking about our water bills.