Water bills are too expensive
Every year, Wilton Manors steals over a million dollars from our water bills. This is illegal and against accounting standards. City commissioners blame Ft Lauderdale for their 5% annual raises in consumption fees. Wilton Manors charges about double what Ft Lauderdale does per gallon of water and sewer services. When our city increases consumption fees by 5%, it’s more like 10%.
Up until this year, Wilton Manors has also been increasing the meter rate (about $50-75!) by 5% even though this has nothing to do with the Ft Lauderdale contract. Some houses with sprinkler systems pay over $400 per month for water! Salt water intrusion east of Dixie Highway means homeowners can’t dig their own wells and it will cost them another $50 per month to install a meter that doesn’t charge sewer fees.
Our water bills need to be lowered by $1 million by freezing city employee pay raises.