The full question:So, basically, because a consultant told them to, and because they can make more money.
Why does the CFPUA charge commercial customers only $3.64 per thousand gallons for unlimited use but charges families rates as high as $5.28 per thousand gallons for the same water?
And the answer:
During the formation of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, a consulting group that studied the area’s demographics and consumption patterns determined that residential utilization “experienced significant peak periods that warranted variable rates versus their finding for non-residential which showed a more ‘uniform’ utilization and therefore a more uniform rate,” CFPUA spokeswoman Carey Disney Ricks said.
Does the water going to a business cost less money to supply than water going to a residence?
Didn't think so.