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Gruenig: Increase seems out of control


Most people understand that the cost of goods and services has increased since the pandemic and inflation.

It is, however, not easy for the average family to afford Gilbert’s 50% increase in water cost. It is budget busting over the course of a year for hard working families whose average wages have not kept pace with inflation. Trash pick up and recycling will increase $8.52 per month as well.

Combined, the water and trash cost increases amount to $306.24 more a year plus what we were paying.

Would have been nice to spread the cost over five years — not just dump it on residents without warning.

Diana Gruenig

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