Gladstone News

Residents Outraged as Gladstone Raises Water Bills by Exactly $1!

 Gladstone, MO — Terry Stevens, a Gladstone resident, took to social media to voice his outrage over the recent spike in water bills. According to Stevens, the bills for water, gas, and electricity have each increased by approximately a dollar compared to the previous year.

Stevens' post on a local community forum garnered attention and sparked a discussion among other residents. Jerry Mathews from Hidden Lakes expressed his frustration, stating that his bills were 25 cents higher, leading him to contemplate shutting off all utilities. "I can't take it anymore," Mathews exclaimed.

Pat Smith from Stone Ridge responded with humor, calling the situation a bunch of comedians, while Joshua H., questioned the rationale behind the price hike. "Why do I have to pay more? My water is not any more watery. Electricity is just as electric, and my gas… well, I'm more gassy, but that's besides the point," he commented

Not all residents shared the same sentiment, however. Richard Shields from N Broadway to N Oak & 72nd to Barry revealed that his bills actually went down, leaving him perplexed about why he couldn't keep up with the rest of his neighbors.

Paul V. from Brookridge chimed in, suggesting that the recent increase might be a consequence of bills doubling a year or more ago. "Now they gouge you smaller," he claimed.

Pamela Rooney from Post Hill Townhomes added a different perspective, speculating that utility providers might be having record years in terms of revenue.

The community's reaction to the uptick in utility bills reflects the ongoing concerns about the cost of living and the impact on residents' budgets. As Gladstone residents grapple with these increases, discussions about potential reasons behind the spike and the overall financial burden are likely to continue in the community.

The city authorities or utility providers have not released an official statement on the matter as of now, leaving residents to speculate about the reasons behind the recent price adjustments.