The Town of Laurel Park wishes to increase the amount residents will pay for water and sewer by about $5.65 per month. The town is merely passing to consumers a five-cent rate increase from the City of Hendersonville, which supplies the water. The remainder of proceeds will go toward improving infrastructure at the storage facility.

It makes the head itch to consider why Evil Asheville is in troubs and awaiting the seizure of its water system for issuing a vain threat to raise water rates; when it is copacetic for others, who would share the spoils of Asheville’s utility, to jack up the rates.