City Council Voted to Increase Water Rates

2-2-09

Last night we voted to increase water rates for Washington. We were given a presentation from the water works board, several weeks prior. In that presentation, we were told that the water department is predicted to run a deficit some time in 2010. Their recommendation was to increase water rates.

While I am very sensitive about raising the costs to citizens about anything, Washington has not had a raise in many years. If there is anything to like about an increase it was the fact that our senior citizens would be protected my keeping the increase to a $1.50 for the first 1500 gallons of water used. This will now cost $6.50 instead of $5.00. There will be a graduated increase in the 10% range for amounts above the first 1500 gallons.

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Published in: on February 3, 2009 at 10:16 pm  Leave a Comment  

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