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Letters: Water bills need adjusting

The story "Sale of Aqua New York OKd" [News, April 20] stated that rates would not be increased for two years for the water company's 50,000 customers in Hempstead and Oyster Bay. But why do we pay in the first place?

If school taxes must be shared by all, whether we have kids going to school or not, why can't water costs be more equally shared too, regardless of the amount used?

Kate McCormack, Merrick

I would be more than happy to pay more for my water bill in Nassau County if I thought it would help us conserve our aquifer ["Leaky water policy will hurt the Island," Opinion, April 18]. Water is the least expensive bill we pay as homeowners, and yet it is one of the most important natural resources to sustain life on this planet.

I fear that the future will mean wars over water supplies instead of oil, and the last thing we need is a reason for more wars. Please, let's organize to avoid this future for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

Terry Granelli, Levittown


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