Recently our water board requested a 30 percent increase over a four-year period and your city council approved this malarkey. Our small city is full of retirees, widows, orphans and poor people. An article in the News and Sentinel informed us of how the Catholic charities are helping seniors who can't pay their water bills right now. What's going to happen when this higher rate comes in? I'll tell you. People will move out if at all possible, and those who are left will be dependent on all the resources in the community instead of being able to pay their bills as they have worked a lifetime to be able to do.