Bartley well cost
I have read your editorial in your May 22 paper about the high costs to put a new water field in for the village of Bartley.
I totally disagree with Mr. Marv Colson. He is totally wrong. From the meetings that I have attended, it is true that the well field will cost $2.6 million, but according to Miller & Associates, this will be a cost of 25 percent us and 75 percent grant money.
Therefore, if you take the 25 percent that we have to come up with, this figure would be $650,000 and you divide this per meter, the cost would be $3,421.06. Next, you have to take this figure and divide it by the 20-year life which would be $171.06 per year, and going farther, dividing this per month for a period of 12 months, the cost would be $14.26 per month, a far cry from the $13,684 predicted by the figures of Mr. Colson.
I am sure by using meters that we will save more money than the cost of the additional $14.26 per month, because people right now, without meters, have no idea what they use.
This will curb usage, and if they use the extra, they will be charged the difference.