#Westminster lowers #water rates — The Westminster Window


Click the link to read the article on the Westminster Window website (Luke Zarzecki). Here’s an excerpt:

The Westminster city council voted 5-2 on February 28, 2022 to lower water rates starting June 1, 2022. Councilors Sarah Nurmela and Obi Ezeadi stood opposed.

Councilors voted to change both the bracket for water used and the pricing tiers. For the city’s lowest pricing tier, the price per gallon was reduced and the amount of water used increased by 2,000 gallons. Previously, customers paid $3.96 per 1,000 gallons of water used per month for the first 6,000 gallons. Beginning June 1, they’ll pay a lower $3.57 per 1,000 gallons used each month for the first 8,000 gallons, according to Westminster spokesman Andy Le. Councilors had already made the price per gallon the same for the middle and top tiers, $8.15 per 1,000 gallons used per month. Now, councilors are reducing the middle tier’s price to $6.52 per 1,000 gallons and expanding the top limit. Previously, the second tier covered customers that used between 6,001 gallons and 20,000 gallons. Now, that tier will include customers who use between 8,001 and 40,000 gallons, Le said. The price per gallon for the top tier remains at $8.15 per 1,000 gallons used per month. But while the amount for that tier covered customers who used more than 20,000 gallons per month before, it covers customers who uses more than 40,000 gallons per month beginning in June…

According to the agenda, the move will result in approximately $4,100,000 in reduced revenues.

The reduced rates comes after a year of debate surrounding water. Former Mayor Anita Seitz and former city councilors Kathryn Skulley and Jon Voelz survived recall efforts because of their support of the previous water rates and tiers.

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