From the Pikes Peak Courier View (Norma Engelberg): “Water tap and sewer plant investment fees will increase by 5 percent as of April 1. At its March 19 Woodland Park City Council meeting council voted on a resolution to continue the annual 5 percent increases instituted in 1989.
“Tap sales have fallen drastically in the past few years, from 74 in 2005 to a projected 10 in 2009. In a memo to council, utilities director Jim Schultz states that since 2006, water customers have been disproportionately supporting the payback of debts in the water and wastewater utilities. A 15 percent water-rate increase in 2007 has bought relief for a few years but if tap revenues don’t increase by early 2010 other measures might have to be enacted.”