Friday, September 09, 2011

Eureka Online Water Billing Works Now

Yet one more thing the post office will be delivering fewer of. I just received my water bill and noticed a billing web site included. Some of you might recall I tried their online billing some years ago and couldn't get it to work. Now it does. If you live in Eureka, give it a try.


At 1:08 PM, Anonymous skippy said...

Fred, a bit off topic-- but relevant. Yours truly was recently in Rio Dell talking to Senior Citizens about their concerns. Their biggest issue? Egads. Water!

All reported a baseline minimum water/sewer bill of $85; one elderly resident said her bill is $96 monthly. Reluctantly saying that they were told this high monthly amount is needed for 'infrastructure improvements,' one citizen said she spoke to her Supervisor, Clif Clendenen, about the issue. He reportedly told her, "there's nothing I can do."

The seniors said they're cutting back on food to pay their monthly water bill. They're getting food from the Food Bank to make ends meet and keeping the taps on at home. As you know, Rio Dell is a poor community. And one thing we're supposedly not short of in Humboldt County is water, or so I'm told when it rains.

Eureka residents may end up following suit with similarily high monthly water bills if the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District doesn't find new customers making up for the defunct pulp mills or curtailing their own burgeoning expenses. The issue has recently been brought up to the Eureka City Council by the Water District-- presumably sounding as a dire prediction for us rate payers.

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Fred said...

I know it. It's downright scary as we keep having to spend more and more money just for basic living expenses.

Food's going up, too, if you haven't noticed.

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Ernie Branscomb said...

Cry me a river... our water bill in Benbow just went from $84.75 to $149.00 Plus .93 per 100 cu.ft.

Our food bill went down 30% when we stopped shopping at Rays in Garberville and started shopping at Winco in Eureka. It's sad for me, because I built all of the refrigeration in the store at Rays. But, when Bob Smith sold to Rays they moved in their own refrigeration people.

Some of the people that work at Ray's are actually local. But some commute to town. Talk about a giant sucking sound!


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