Missing information (April 3, 2017)
The writer of (“Missing information,” Daily Press, 3-20-17) made several mistakes. He assumes that Mr.
Hunt bought a new home in Hesperia years ago. For all he knows Mr. Hunt may have either rented or bought an older home. In either case there would have been no hookup charges. If he was renting there would have been no mortgage. As for the water usage and meter charges, Hesperia is much lower. The rates are posted on the city’s website. Hesperia’s rates for a residence with a one-inch meter is $1.55 per HCF (Hesperia uses hundred cubic feet instead of centum cubic feet which Liberty uses, although they both mean 100).
So based on a bill of 16 HCF, which is what my Liberty bill was, the bimonthly water charge is $24.80 and there is a bi-monthly service charge of $58.91. That is $83.71 for water usage and service charge. Liberty’s rates are 4.039 per CCF. That is $64.62 for water usage. The bi-monthly service rate is $$114.74. Hesperia’s bill for the 2 items $83.71. Liberty’s bill for the exact same services is $179.36. For a new home in Hesperia, I called and they told me it was around $6,700 for a residential hookup. I called Liberty and they would not give a figure, so I will do as the other writer did and assume it could cost Mr. Hunt $10,000 for a hookup to a new home in a Liberty area. I think this writer’s motto is “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with BS.”
John Pedigo, Apple Valley
Source: Daily Press