Today I receive my water bill from the city of Walla Walla. I have always checked my bills and if I have a question, I call to verify to see if it is correct.
Last month, $137.92 was charged for household water consumption. This month household consumption was lower and the charge was $142.89. I thought this was odd so I called the water department and asked the reason.
The response I received was that there had been a rate increase. However, she said, “the smallest bill I would ever get would be $138.15 even if the household’s consumption was zero.”
I could not believe what I heard, but she did repeat it. We are really getting taken by the city.
It raises taxes, charges more fees and the county’s property tax rates are extremely high. I would suggest citizens of Walla Walla carefully review their bills and question them.