by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
Yesterday, we reported that Hendersonville and at least one community to which it supplies water will be increasing rates. Today, it was announced that the Metropolitan Sewerage District will raise rates for sewer services. These entities are expected to gain governing power over the water system currently managed by the City of Asheville as soon as imminent legislation passes. Legislators claimed Asheville could not be trusted to run the water system because it threatened to raise rates. Then, Asheville reneged and kept rates flat this year.