VIDEO: Committeeman Meir Lichtenstien yesterday evening stepped in on behalf of the New Jersey American Water Company customers, asking the Utility Advisory Committee members to continue to oppose rate hikes. Lichtenstien, who attended the hearing in Howell to oppose the rate hikes, says the Advisory Committee should oppose any future rate hikes, unless the water company could present a clear case on why the hikes are needed.
The Committeeman quoted senior activist Bill Hobday, who also attended the hearing and said that unlike elected officials, there’s no way to tell people to just get rid of the water company.
Last week, the New Jersey American Water Company requested a 20% rate hike, which would affect over 600,000 customers in NJ. TLS.