Water Rates are increasing starting in June 2023
May 26, 2023
As put out on the last month's bill, our water rates will be increasing starting in June. You will see it on the bill that will arrive the first week of July. This increase is to both cover the increased operating cost due to inflation and to qualify us to receive state grant funding for water system improvements. According to the State of Montana, based on our current average income of the town, we do not pay enough for our water to even allow us to apply for grants.
The typical residential rate (3/4" meters) will increase to $56.00 for 4,000 gallons.
Those with one inch meters will increase to $100.23 for 7,000 gallons.
Those with two inch meters will increase to $399.39 for 28,000 gallons.
The Overage usage will NOT change and will remain at $2.63 / 1000 gallons.
Additionally, our late fees are going up from $5 to $10. This will put us closer in line with what other utilities currently charge for their late fees.