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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Water Rate Increase Effective April 1, 2020

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On August 9, 2016 City Council reviewed and adopted a Water Rate and Fee Study that included an annual review of the water rate increase. On October 22, 2019 City Council reviewed and adopted the scheduled water rate increase of 6%, effective April 1, 2020.


Why a water rate increase?

The increase will allow for: 

• Replacement and repair of aging infrastructure

• Construction for new lines, tanks, wells and treatment facilities

• Water Quality projects


This rate will affect the base meter charge which covers annual operating costs such as:

• System maintenance

• Capital improvements

• Meter reading

• Debt service

• Finance and Customer Service

• Engineering and Administrative Services 


This rate will affect the water usage charge which covers costs such as:

• Pumping costs of electricity and pump maintenance

• Purchased water

• Chemicals and water treatment

• MID Productions costs for operations and maintenance 


Due to increased revenues and adjustments to our capital improvement program a reduction was made from the previously council-adopted increase of 9% to 6%.


For questions about this increase call 209-577-5395



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