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Carbon ready for increase in water rates

Friday, January 16, 2009

The Carbon Town Council braved the weather to have a special meeting, Thursday.

The council approved the first reading of the ordinance that will put into effect the raise in water rates for the town of Carbon, on the agenda.

On Sept. 10, 2008 a meeting took place in which Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw, City Engineer Brian Pohlar, representatives from Carbon, Harmony, Knightsville and Center Point, as well as Crowe Horwath, the accounting firm that conducted a water rate study for approximately four years.

The discoveries made by Crowe Horwath suggested an 87 percent water increase for customers in Brazil and a 166 percent increase for the customers that purchase the water outside the city limits.

The water rate increase, based on the meter readings, is as follows:

Metered usage:

Usage in gallonsPrior Base Water ChargeIncreaseTotal
First 1,500 gallons$5.96$9.95$15.91
next 2,500 gallons$3.81$6.36$10.17
next 6,000 gallons$2.89$4.82$7.71
next15,000 gallons$2.36$3.94$6.30
next 25,000 gallons$2.08$3.47$5.55
More than 50,000 gallons$1.81$3.02$4.83

Minimum per meter size:

5/8" x -inch meter$8.94$14.92$23.86
-inch meter$17.94$29.95$47.89
1-inch meter$26.62$44.45$71.07
1-inch meter$28.62$47.79$76.41
2-inch meter$30.88$51.56$82.44

The ordinance will be in effect, with the rates mentioned on March 1, 2009.

The second reading of the water rates and charges will be Tuesday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.

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