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Rate Increase to go into Effect June, 2022

Notice of Water Rate Increase

Date: January 28, 2022

Combined Consumers Special Utility District Customers

 

On January 27, 2022 the Board of Directors met and determined that in order for Combined Consumers to be able to maintain the quality of water and keep up with the growing demands of our area we must increase our rates.

 

The Rate increase is due to the increasing price of chemicals used to treat the water and the increasing cost of pipe and materials used to maintain the system.

 

Within the last three years Combined has made many improvements to our water system, but we are facing many upgrades to our system in the near future in order to be able to provide you, our consumers with the best quality of water possible.

 

When presented with such increases, the Board of Directors is still determined to meet the growing needs of our customers, continue to improve services, and maintain the existing investment in our infrastructure. In order to meet these goals, the Board of Directors passed a rate that will meet all the above obligations, fund our improvement program, as well as keeping the District financially stable. Therefore, the Board has approved an increase in the water rates as follows:

 

Meter Size

Old Rate

New Rate

5/8” x ¾”

$40.15

$42.15

1”

$54.12

$56.82

1-1/2_”

$110.25

$115.75

2”

$200.75

$210.75

3”

$396.50

$416.50

4”

$652.50

$685.12

 

A summary of the rate changes approved by the Board of Directors is set forth below.

Volumetric  Rates

 

Gallons

Existing Rates

New Rates

0-2,000 gallons

$5.35 per 1,000 gallons

$5.85 per 1,000 gallons

2,001-5,000 gallons

$5.75 per 1,000 gallons

$6.25 per 1,000 gallons

5,001-8,000 gallons

$6.25 per 1,000 gallons

$6.75 per 1,000 gallons

8,001-15,000 gallons

$7.25per 1,000 gallons

$7.75  per 1,000 gallons

>15,000 gallons

$7.75 per 1,000 gallons

$8.25 per 1,000 gallons

 

This new rate structure will begin May 1, 2022, and will be present on  June 2022 bills. If you have any questions about the new rate or the District, feel free to contact the District office at 903-356-3321.

 

 

Drew Roberts

General Manager