Mount Pleasant Waterworks holding a meeting to educate ratepayers on services & charges

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. (WCBD) On Monday night, Mount Pleasant Waterworks will hold a public meeting at the Town Hall Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. in Mount Pleasant for residents to understand more about the utility they are paying for.

 

It has been two weeks since a class action lawsuit was filed by several ratepayers claiming the utility company over-charged customers. Mount Pleasant Waterworks Chair, Clay Duffie, has addressed the claims in a public statement saying, in part, We want our customers to know that our rate structure is equitable and fair. MPW has a metering system that can track water usage by the hour.

 

Now, the utility company is looking to provide even more transparency to customers about their services, rates, and charges.

 

One a local says she’s paying more for water now than in previous years.

 

“It has gone up a little bit this year, I’ve noticed,” Joann Drennan said.

 

However, Drennan says that she doesn’t question the company’s practices.

 

Overall, I think its fair. I haven’t had any issues with the water company, Drennan said.

 

The public meeting on Monday night will give costumers an overview of Mount Pleasant Waterworks five-year strategic plan, and the proposed rates and charges for the upcoming fiscal year beginning on July 1st. Customers will have the opportunity to address the MPW Board of Commissioners.

 

One ratepayer says that he just moved here from out of state & his water bill seems high.

 

“I haven’t had a long enough time here to really get an established baseline to be able to determine if it is exorbitant or not, but it’s definitely higher than other places I’ve lived at,” Local resident, Jordan said.

 

The Mount Pleasant Waterworks public meeting will take place on Monday, June 3rd 2019 at Town Hall Council Chambers, 100 Ann Edwards Lane, at 6:30 p.m.

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