Over the past 15 years sewer rates have increased, sometimes as high as 12% per year. Yet we have seen little progress or actual work completed to replace the failing system. MSD is asking for another rate increase this year. The current consumption charges for water use are a disincentive to conserve water. The more water that is used the lower the rate per cubic feet. Single Family homes that use the least amount of water pay the most for it. We believe there needs to be fundamental change in how we are charge for water and sewer service to ensure a more fair and equitable billing system.