STATE HOUSE — In October, Kent County Water Authority customers’ bills soared without explanation, and lawmakers have asked Attorney General Peter Neronha to find out why.
In one incident, customers received a bill that was 455 percent higher than usual, according to a release from the Legislative Press and Public Information Bureau.
Rep. Joseph M. McNamara (D-Dist. 19, Warwick, Cranston) and his fellow Kent County House delegates have asked Neronha to investigate KCWA billing procedures.
“We have asked the water authority to explain the reasons for these increases, and we’ve given them ample time and opportunity to answer these questions,” said Representative McNamara. “We still have not been given a good answer for these extreme billing hikes, and we think it’s time for the attorney general to get involved.”
McNamara, along with Representatives Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick), David A. Bennett (D-Dist. 20, Warwick, Cranston) and Thomas E. Noret (D-Dist. 25, Coventry, West Warwick), have introduced a House resolution (2021-H 5030) that would formally request Attorney General Peter Neronha to review the major increase in water charges by the Kent County Water Authority and the Public Utilities Commission.
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