I have had a summer cottage at Beacon Hill since 1976. I had my own well until having access to Mexico Beach water at which time I connected


Dear Editor:



I have had a summer cottage at Beacon Hill since 1976. I had my own well until having access to Mexico Beach water at which time I connected. In 2009, our Gulf County Commission and the city of Port St. Joe decided to require that Beacon Hill residents change to Port St. Joe’s water system.



I am not in the cottage in the winter and the minimum cost in 2009 was $10; also, you could drink the water.



In 2012 the minimum cost increased to $22.97 and the water is not drinkable. This represents an increase in three years of 129 percent – what a deal. We would have been better off staying with the Mexico Beach system; at least the water was drinkable.



P.S. Someone is responsible for allowing a 129 percent increase on the minimum water, which is zero gallons.



Ben Pridgeon



Beacon Hill