Crawford: Public Works requests water and sewer rate increases

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From the Delta County Independent (Kathy Browning):

The Crawford public works department announced at the Feb. 1 council meeting the town needs a utilities increase totaling $6 a month. If approved, the rate increase would begin in April. The total breaks down to a $2.50 rate increase on the monthly water bill and a $3.50 increase on the monthly sewer bill…

Of the $2.50 water increase, $2 would be reserved for capital improvement and infrastructure needs. That would mean $6,400 would be set aside per year for long term needs and $1,600 a year to counter inflation. The current inflation rate is 3.87 percent.

On the sewer side, $1.50 of the increase would be for future capital improvement and infrastructure needs. That will total $4,824 per year for long term needs and nearly $6,700 a year for current fund shortfalls and inflation…

The Town of Crawford will have a public hearing on the proposed water and sewer monthly rate increases on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Public comment is welcome.

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