The decision to raise water rates has not been an easy one. We’ve looked at all of our options, but our pipes are aging and need to be replaced. There is simply no way around it. Improvements will require a significant investment now in order to avoid an even costlier replacement later.
We want to reduce the impact on our customers as much as possible over the long term. To spread costs out over time, we’ve implemented an immediate stair-step rate increase with moderate annual increases thereafter. This will give us the funds to immediately work on some major high-priority projects and ultimately make water more affordable in the long run.