The January 24th piece regarding the sewer and water rate hikes in suburban Detroit ("Surging Costs are Expected to Fuel Outcry") does little to rationalize this process. Clearly, clean drinking water and proper treatment of wastewater are priorities in terms of maintaining and preserving our state's quality of life. It is rare to find a citizen who does not favor quality water systems, but it is common to find those who are not willing to pay for it. I find it somewhat disconcerting that a furor exists over the cost of clean water, yet most citizens pay much more for cable television service without complaint.
Bob Patzer Executive Director AUC - Michigan's Heavy Construction Association