Rise in water prices questioned

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To the editor:

I am concerned that Walmart and Food Lion in my area have recently raised the price of a gallon of store brand drinking water from 60 cents to 94 cents each at Walmart (more than a 50 percent increase) and at Food Lion from 65 cents to 89 cents.

I consider this to be price-gouging in light of the fact that the drinking water in Brunswick County is a possible health issue and those of us who prefer not to drink the municipally-provided water have few alternatives other than bottled water. It’s the percentage increase that is troublesome.

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