Water district customers asked to pay for high salaries and benefits

Mindful of the ongoing recession, both the federal and state governments are doing whatever they can to prevent new taxes. Along those lines, businesses in the private sector are hesitant to raise their prices for fear of what those higher costs might do to the cash-strapped customer.

With the economy stagnating and growth at a standstill in the public and private sectors, what is the rationale behind the recent increase in water rates—the second hike in less than a year—by the L...

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