Â Residents in the Arredondo Farms neighborhood say Aqua Utilities Florida is chargingÂ customers outrageous prices for water, and they can't afford it.
Â Aqua Utilities is so big and many customers are asking why their prices are so high.
Â But a spokesperson for the utility says the companyÂ needs to recoverÂ it's initial investment.
"It's because of the $600,000 we have invested to upgrade the water treatment facility and the sewer facilities there," says Terry Maenza, Spokesperson for Aqua Utilities.
Â Aqua Utilities isn't done trying to raise rates.Â Company officials haveÂ already increased the service fee by 28%, and if approved by the State Public Service Commission, Arredondo customers will eventually see a total of 63% increase.
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