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Easley lists ways cities can conserve water

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Mike Easley recommends that the cities hit hardest by the drought take several measures to help themselves, including charging rates that increase with water use. Easley spoke Monday in Greensboro to representatives of more than two dozen water systems. He also suggested that those cities connect to nearby water systems and hunt down leaks. The state also plans to send in its own water experts to audit vulnerable cities to make sure excessive water isn't being lost through leaks. Easley also said individual decisions to conserve are also important. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Mr. Easley, You have taught

Mr. Easley, You have taught us how not to conserve. You spend our tax money like there is no end to it. Show us how to conserve. Don't just tell us to. We have been raised for the last 30 years to take hefty loans, put tons of money on credit cards and waste, waste, waste just like the Government. Cut jobs and taxes in the Government Mr. Easley and then you will be teaching us how to conserve. As of right now, we have no clue how to save---Just like you Mr. Easley.

increased rates

Hmm...isn't it just like Easley to suggest an increase in some rates or fees? I bet that once these rates are increased, when the "drought" is over the rates will not be decreased. This is just sneaky way of the state government to make up for the huge downfall of tax dollars that the state takes from municipalities. COUGH EASLEY COUGH. By the way, drought is in quotations because according to WRAL Raleigh is 8.86 inches below normal rainfall since 1/1/2007 (NOTE: 2007, NOT 2008). And since the total would be an average, some years will be below, and some will be over (with a hurricane, tropical storm, major snow storm, etc...) so i really think the panic is made up... go figure, the state is manipulative, they want to weasle more taxes out of us starving tax payers

Conserve

Isn't that the truth.