From the Fort Lupton Press:
The increase, which impacts water and sewer base charges, sewer costs and metered water, was tied to the cost of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index for the metro area, which averaged 3 percent in both 2007 and 2008. The monthly water base was raised by $1.60, to $29.10, and sewer base charges were set at $7.90, an additional 40 cents. The water base fee includes an augmentation surcharge of $2.50 and a system maintenance fee of $2.50. Water rates are billed as a three-tier system. The first 12,000 gallons cost $3.74 per thousand gallons, goes to $4.27 per thousand from 12,001 to 20,0000 and tops off at $5.63 per 1,000 above 20,000 gallons consumed in a month. Low-end users of 12,000 gallons a month will see an increase of $4.12 and an average bill of $73.98. Those who consume 30,000 gallons a month will pay $164.44, up $9.34. The monthly base charge for sewer will be $7.90, up 40 cents and the cost per 1,000 gallons increases 25 cents.