No, this is not a tax increase. First, payments for water go to an account which is separate and used exclusively to pay for providing safe drinking water. These payments cannot be mingled with taxes and general revenues. Second, Manchester’s summer usage increase is more than twice that of neighboring towns. Larger properties have larger water bills because they use a lot of water for irrigation in the summer. We hope that the large property water users will reduce the amount of water that they use for irrigation. Then their water bills will not increase, or at least not much. The Task Force’s intent is to be revenue neutral.