Effect of Rate Increase on Average Monthly Utility Bill
Utility rates have increased, effective October 1, 2017.
Water and Sewer rates have increased by 10% from the previous year, and refuse and recycling rates have increased by 5% from the previous year. The information provided below is a reference for how this increase will likely impact an average utility bill*.
*Average water consumption is established in a rate study periodically performed by an outside firm specializing in utility rates. The most recent average established was equal to approximately 6200 gallons per month. Implementation of the results of these studies is solely at the discretion of the City Council. However, even when the rate recommendations are not implemented by the Council, these studies do provide a wealth of useful information for the Finance and Utility Billing functions of the City.
Fiscal Year 2017 - A 5% increase was applied to water rates only.
Fiscal Year 2018 - A 10% increase will be applied to water and sewer rates and a 5% increase will be applied to garbage services.