Water rates increase for Huntland residents

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

When the Huntland Board met for its February meeting, the aldermen unanimously passed a change, upping the town’s water fees.

Mayor Patrick Matthews stated this needed to be done due to a “consistent loss” for the past two years.

“What we’ve decided is to raise water by 25 percent of the minimum bills,” Matthews said.

Clyditha Syler made the motion to approve the 25 percent increase. Cliff Tapley seconded the motion, and the remainder of the board also voted in favor of the decision.

City recorder Jayna Maxwell mentioned later that rates are going up across the board, not just on minimum bill.

According to information received regarding the new rates, the following are now the water fees for the Town of Huntland:

 

Rate 1

Inside the city limits

 

The current $14.90 rate is going to $18.63 (minimum bill) for the first 2,000 gallons; 2,100 gallons to 10,000 gallons is currently billed at $3.22 per thousand gallons, but this will be changing to $4.03. More than 10,000 gallons billed at current $4.72 per thousand gallons, will now be $5.90.

 

Rate 2

Outside city limits

 

The rate is $17.45 and will be changing to $21.81 on first 2,000 gallons; 2,100 gallons to 10,000 gallons is currently $3.45 but will be $4.31; more than 10,000 gallons is $4.72 going to $5.90.

 

Rate 3

Outside city limits

 

The current $24.10 rate is going to $30.13 on the minimum bill; 2,100 gallons to 10,000 gallons is presently $5.87 and will be $7.34 per thousand gallons; more than 10,000 gallons, billed at $4.72, is going to $5.90.

For any further information about the water rate increases, contact Huntland’s Water Department at 469-0283.

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