At the 9/10/18 Township Board meeting, a public hearing was held for water rate increases.
The Township Board approved rate increases, effective 11/1/18. All water customers will receive a letter explaining the increases along with a copy of the updated resolution establishing rates and charges for public water system usage,
Residential Rates: The base rate goes from $39 to $49, for up to 5,000 gallons. The residential overages per 1,000 gallons goes from $4.00 to $12.00.
Commerical Rates: The base rate goes from $41 to $51, for up to 5,000 gallons. The commercial overages per 1,000 gallons goes from $7.80 to $19.50.
The basic connection/reconnection charge for a shut off due to nonpayment increase to $45 from $40. This is only for non payment connection/reconnection.
Security Deposit: Changes from the length of time from 24 to 12 consecutive months.
Billing Cycle: Payments shall be due without penalty due no later than the 20th day of the month of billing.
The Township Board understands rate increases are difficult, however it needed to be done to maintain the system.
The clerks letter will go out in the next couple of weeks.