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New Rate Plan!

On May 9, 2018 a Public Hearing was held at the District office.  The purpose of this was to present a new rate structure.  The Distribution System Improvement Project is underway with a cost of approximately $4.5 million.  The Board secured a $500K TSEP grant and a $500K DNRC Loan Forgiveness.  This resulted in a savings of approximately $2,100 per water user.  However, it still left $3.5 million balance that will be repaid over the next 20 years.

In a nutshell, there will no longer be a Capital Fee of $12.  Further, the amount charged for overages over 4,000 gallons will remain the same.  Following is a breakdown of the rates by meter size.  Please keep in mind that 98% of the District users have a 3/4" meter.

3/4" meter = $54.10 per month for 4,000 gallons

1" meter = $96.84 per month for 7,000 gallons

1-1/2" meter = $246.15 for 18,000 gallons 

2" meter = $386.27 for 28,000 gallons

The Board met following the Public Hearing and voted unanimously to approve this increase, effective the July 1, 2018 billing.

A group of local citizens have formed a 501C to help low income individuals pay this increase.  Once guidelines have been established and shared with the District, they will be published.