A tale of two bills (September 15, 2015)

Comparing two recent utility bills from TOAV, and contrasting those with recent bills from AVRWC.

Note the huge increase in cost despite there being no added benefit to the homeowner.

Decreasing sewer usage, higher bill.
sewer bill from the Town of Apple Valley
sewer bill from the Town of Apple Valley

The Town of Apple Valley claims this is a $4.00 increase, failing to note that this increase is per month, not per bill.

Compare this to the last tenth months (five billing cycles) of water bills for this same address, which shows the homeowner can control the amount of the bill by reducing water usage.

Decreasing water usage, lower bill.
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Our Apple Valley water bills from Ranchos/Liberty Utilities
Year Feb Apr Jun Aug Oct Dec
2005 $54.21 $57.98 $56.52 $56.52 $51.60 $50.06
2006 $57.59 $54.74 $62.39 $65.39 $65.35 $57.71
2007 $46.24 $71.89 $64.21 $70.43 $62.74 $48.88
2008 $63.34 $57.61 $62.30 $63.85 $65.42 $56.05
2009 $58.36 $58.94 $67.15 $69.20 $63.76 $59.97
2010 $59.42 $60.37 $67.99 $85.85 $76.87 $64.40
2011 $63.00 $65.51 $73.30 $76.50 $71.36 $58.41
2012 $64.37 $62.52 $71.96 $80.21 $68.02 $71.43
2013 $66.16 $76.38 $93.70 $84.57 $87.07 $71.33
2014 $71.06 $71.36 $79.71 $81.23 $69.60 $69.10
2015 $68.43 $68.10 $65.19 $60.40 $57.31 $57.38
2016 $56.50 $58.72 $58.93 $65.00 $60.17 $55.32
2017 $61.50 $62.49 $71.56 $66.77 $66.77 $66.77
2018 $65.37 $63.84 $64.03 $64.31 $66.94  

Greg Raven is Co-Chair of Apple Valley Citizens for Government Accountability, and is concerned about quality of life issues.