Thank you for your article regarding water rate increases (Suburbs weight options to battle water hikes, Feb. 15).
Your article allowed me to be aware of the WCMC and to appreciate their efforts to stop a 70-percent increase over the next four years.
It also reminded me of another article I read in the Chicago Tribune a while back and thought it would stir your interest.
The Trib reported that the city of Chicago was the only city in the U.S. that does not meter its water consumption. Residents pay flat rates, promoting water waste and lost revenues.
There is a meter plan in place, but it is voluntary and only about one-third of Chicago water customers have participated in the program. So my question is why the city of Chicago is allowed to pass on an increase to others when they themselves need to conserve such a precious commodity.
At the very least, let’s not pass on any increases until everyone’s water in the city of Chicago is metered.