First of all, I applaud Pat McNabb for speaking up as a DPW official questioning the DPW rate system. DPW's handling of unpaid bills with too many users getting a free ride must end. Water and sewer rates will rise above property taxes.

Read where Supt. Stevens listed upwards of $300,000 in liens and $500,000 in outstanding charges with $150,000 in commercial accounts unpaid. This must end.

When water and sewer are canceled for nonpayment, there might be an awakening. Then perhaps our charges might be reduced.

We need to solve these problems before they get completely out of control.