First Business

April 26, 2013

Is local water too cheap? Depends on who you ask

When asked whether water is priced correctly in southeast Wisconsin, A.O. Smith Corp. chairman Paul Jones quickly responded, â;€Âoe;Itâ;€™s too cheap.â;€Â;

Jones was among the panelists Thursday at a Milwaukee Press Club panel regarding Wisconsinâ;€™s water economy. The question of water prices raises the issue of whether higher costs can encourage people and businesses to conserve it.

In southeast Wisconsin, water generally is cheap, Jones said. He said a lot of communities charge lower than their cost,â;€¦;

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