City of Lamar, August 2011 Utility Revenue Report

 This past August showed increases in electricity, sewer and trash services and a slight decline in water purchases for the city of Lamar.  Electricity was up 5.96% compared to 2010 for an increase of $85,529.63.  Sewer services were up 2.82% for a dollar gain over August of last year of, $1,105.57.  Trash collections improved 9.97% over last year for a gain of $8,680.11.  Water purchases showed a minor decrease of less than half of a percent. 

Year to date figures show increases in each category except for sewer collections which was off 0.31% for $955.27.  Sales of electricity were up 7.17% for a gain of $596,485.22 YTD.  Trash revenues were up 8.37% at $57,589.36 and Water was up a fraction at 0.93% for a gain for the year of $67,029.66. 

Last month, Residential sales of Water Meters totaled 2,810 for an increase over last August at 2,766.  City Commercial sales saw a slight increase on meters against 2010 at 538 to 535.  Rural residential meter sales were down slightly against last August, from 123 for this year, against 125, and Rural Commercials picked up one customer from last August, from 21 this year, to 20 last year.

By Russ Baldwin


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