Corinth Residents say ”Stop Excessive Water Fees Now”
The citizens of Corinth are concerned about being overcharged for water utility services. This petition is meant to send a clear message to Corinth City Council and City Hall to stop overcharges, immediately re-rate our water utility fees and refund residents all billing excesses retroactively from May 2012 to present day.
Considering the following 3 points:
1) The City of Corinth doesn't have a governing Water, Storm Water and Waste Water fee structure and usage Policy. Not having one leaves the door open for error and abuse.
2) Corinth's City Hall generated a $1,250,000 surplus following the new water rates introduced in 2011. The City Manager claims this surplus was caused by irresponsible water utility consumption by Corinth residents, which is not true... The surplus is a result of residents being overcharged for water.
3) Corinth City Hall is unable to produce or explain the formula used in fee computation for water utilities. City Hall refers to a "2010 rate study" as the foundation for current water utility fees. This study is proven to contain inaccurate user data that artificially increases water utility fees per household, placing an undue financial burden on Corinth residents.