How Do the New Water Rates Compare to the Old Rates?

Hamilton residents may be wondering about the higher water bill they received recently. Here’s a roundup of the new rates, as of Jan. 23, and the old rates.

Water

Usage (in gallons) billed per 1,000 gallons, effective Jan. 23, 2015

0-5,000                             $4.20

5,001-25,000                   $5.74

25,001-50,000                 $9.80

50,001-250,000              $12.11

250,001-99,999,999      $14

Old rates, prior to Jan. 23, 2015

0-5,000                             $3

5,001-25,000                   $4.10

25,001-50,000                $7

50,001-250,000             $8.65

250,001-99,999,999      $10

The usage charge is on top of the service charge, which is a flat charge per account, per quarter.

Basic/Infrastructure Charge $60

Non-Resident Fee $30

Hydrant $25

Sprinkler $25

For more information about the usage and service fees and what has led to increased water charges, see “Water Rate Increase First in Seven Years, Funds Voter-Approved System Improvements.”

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