Water Lamar Fee Schedule for 2016

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Customers of the City of Lamar will soon be paying higher water use fees, as the council approved a new schedule to help offset increased loan costs to pay off past infrastructure improvements and help accrue additional finances for future improvements. The council has deliberated at length this year, including holding several work sessions, to arrive at a more equitable increase based, in part, on the volume of water consumed for residential and commercial customers.  A basic breakdown on the new costs shows the following for in and outside city users:

Water Usage Rates: In City Monthly Minimum Usage Cu/ft 2016 Fixed Fees
Residential ¾” Meter 500 11.40
Commercial ¾” Meter 510 12.40
One Inch Meter 840 20.50
Water Usage Rates: Outside City Monthly Minimum Usage Cu/ft 2016 Fixed Fees
Residential ¾” Meter 500 22.80
Commercial ¾” Meter 510 24.80
One Inch Meter 840 41.00

On another water matter, a resolution was passed by the council to approve a loan from the Colorado Water Resources and Power Development Authority for $112,000 to help finance the design and engineering costs of improvement and replacement of water distribution and storm water collections systems under highway 287 in Lamar. This amount will pay for half the cost of the study.  DOLA offered a grant to the city for $112,000.

By Russ Baldwin

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