Study Suggests Water Hike

City Facing Consistent Shortfall Between Revenue, Expenses

Posted: December 11, 2012 at 5 a.m.

An engineering firm hired by Bentonville to study its water and sewer rates recommends the city increase its sewer rates by 25 percent over the next two years.

By The Numbers

Bentonville Wastewater Rates


Current Proposed 2013 Proposed 2014

Facility Charge $10.60 $12.19 $13.41

Consumption Costs* $6.08 $6.99 $7.69

*per 1,000 gallons

Source: City of Bentonville

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I'm glad I just let my grey water run out into the neighbor's yard. They're kinda white-trashy, anyhow.

As soon as commercial and industrial customers in Bentonville get the the sewer-rate gun held to their heads and are forced to comply, I'll be happy to pay my fair share. If I need to produce more sewage in order to get the good terms, I can do it - believe you me.

Until such time as waste water rate parity is achieved, it's a slit trench covered by a tent fly in the nearest city park for the Turgidson household. (Or, is that a "fly tent"? [Tank? Bueller? Anyone? Need some help with the military/governmental/industrial complex's nomenclature here... .])

Posted by: CaptainQuint

December 11, 2012 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Well, Gen, the Turgidson family could just go down to your local Wal-Mart and make a generous deposit. Course ya gotta compete with the filthy tour bus maggots that only use Wal-Mart as a pit stop. I wouldn't dump sewage on the poor pitiful homeless that live in the park, let the geese do that.

Posted by: JailBird

December 11, 2012 at 8:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

I reiterate:

As soon as WalMart and its like no longer receive a volume-based discount from the government for disposal of the sewage they produce, I'll happily pay the same per-gallon rate to dispose of my waste.

Until such time, I intend to defecate in your yard. Whereat is it you live? How is it you are able to maintain a yard here on the Internet...? Oh, now I get it - I guess I'm forced to "virtually" defecate in your yard, right?

Posted by: CaptainQuint

December 11, 2012 at 8:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )