New Rate Plan!
June 12, 2018
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.