Halt the quarterly fee to be charged by the Suffolk County Water Authority

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Concerned Suffolk County taxpayers started this petition to Suffolk County Water Authoriy board of directors and

This past November the Suffolk County Water Authority board of directors voted to charge a quarterly fee of 20 dollars to all its customers. The reason for this additional charge on top of your usage charge to fund a 177 million dollar filtration system in anticipation of a possible state law mandating they do so. Our concerns are that once this authority opens the door these additional fees when will it stop? Will the fees end once the system built and running? If there is no state law now why build this system to begin with, what happens if the requirement doesn't become law? We feel that funding this project can be done without the authority-which answers to no one-charging this additional fee. Further there have been taxes and fees applied to both brown paper bags which the county collects and plastic bags at retailers which instead of creating a revenue for government to apply to towards the environment are sent to the retailers. Furthermore, our county and local towns have continued to allow development which has been sited as the leading cause of the water problem to flourish and now they are telling us we must pay additional fees? Do the household that installed filtration systems get a refund? 

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