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Three Forks Council to vote on water, sewer rate resolution

STAFF REPORT

The Three Forks City Council will vote April 11 on the second reading of a resolution that would add a four-inch water meter base rate and restructure minimum (base) sewer and water rates.

According to City Officials, the resolution would not change much other than shifting revenue from the sewer fund to the water fund.

Three Forks residents were sent a letter discussing the proposed changes.

This would result in no change to the users' monthly expenses but provide more revenue for the Water Fund while still meeting the needs of the Sewer Fund," reads the resolution.

According to the resolution, Three Forks City Treasurer Kelly Smith estimates the change will provide approximately $58,000 for the Water Fund. Demand for more revenue in the Water Fund stems from the city's recent expansion and renovation projects, as well as rising annual maintenance costs for the system.

RESOLUTION 393-2023

CURRENT RATES: The first 100CF of Water Base Rate is $29.50, with incremental increases of $1.55 for each additional 100CF. The Sewer Base Rate (first 400CF) is $54.25 with incremental increases of $6.97 for each additional 100CF. If you used 600CF of water this month and your average sewer rate is 800CF, YOUR TOTAL is $29.50 + ($1.55x3) and $54.25 + ($6.97x4) = $116.30*

PROPOSED RATES: The first 100CF of Water Base Rate would be $34.50, with incremental increases of $1.55 for each additional 100CF. The Sewer Base Rate (first 400CF) would be $49.25 with incremental increases of $6.97 for each additional 100CF. If you used 600CF of water this month and your average sewer rate is 800CF, YOUR TOTAL is $34.50 = ($1.55x3) and $49.25 + ($6.97x4) = $116.30*

 
 
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