|Woodsfield Sewer/Water Rates Increasing|
|Written by Darin Brown, General Manager|
|Wednesday, November 28, 2012 2:57 PM|
The third reading of Ordinance 1146-12 passed unanimously during the Nov. 19 Woodsfield Village Council meeting. The ordinance will allow for increases in the village’s water and sewage rates to be effective on 1/1/2013.
The ordinance came after a study of the rates was completed by the Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) and reported to council on June 4. During their report in June, RCAP told council that the village had done a good job keeping their water rates current with inflation. However, RCAP showed concerns that the sewage rates had been too low due to infrequent increases.
Not surprising, then, is that under the revisions set forth in the new ordinance, sewer rates will see the largest increase. Sewer rates will increase from $6.24 minimum (for the first 2000 gallons) in 2012 to $13 minimum and $4.25 per extra 1000 gallons in January of 2013. Rates will then automatically increase each year to $13.50/$4.35 in 2014, $14/$4.45 in 2015, $14.50/$4.55 in 2016 and $15/$4.65 in 2017.
Water rates will stay the same in 2013 as in 2012 but will then incrementally increase each year. 2013 rates will be $21 minimum for the first 2000 gallons and $9 per 1000 gallons after that. Rates for subsequent years are as follows: $21.50/$9.25 in 2014, $22/$9.50 in 2015, $22.50/$9.75 in 2016 and $23/$10 in 2017.
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