Metropolis Approves Improve in Water / Sewer Tariffs | Information from Fenton, Linden, Holly MI

Fenton Metropolis Council unanimously permitted a rise in water and sewage tariffs.

Mike Hart, deputy metropolis supervisor and govt director of the Downtown Growth Authority, mentioned town’s final fee hike was in 2009. He mentioned, “It is a very very long time. He added that the rise was mandatory resulting from rising prices for chemical compounds, upkeep and non-state funded mandates.

In a Could 20 memo from Jon Satkowiak Jr, Treasurer of the Metropolis of Fenton, to Metropolis Supervisor Lynn Markland, Satkowiak mentioned town administration had mentioned alternate options to extend the water fee and sewer.

The tariff research confirmed a rise of about 20% within the common water and sewer portion of the utility invoice. Satkowiak mentioned his proposal would scale back that improve to 14% within the first 12 months.

Satkowiak mentioned their research confirmed that the common metropolis household used between 12,000 and 15,000 gallons of water per quarter. With the tariff adjustment, they may see a quarterly improve

between $ 18 and $ 30. Every buyer’s improve relies on their very own use.

Satkowiak mentioned the administration is proposing that Fenton Metropolis Council alter charges to replicate the next quantities, per quarter:

WATER Present tariff Proposed tariff

Able to serve $ 18.30 $ 18.30 Comté

** Sewer downtime prices have been based mostly on the primary Equal Residential Unit (REU) with extra ERUs billed on the fee of $ 30 per REU.

*** Will embody all REU sewer charges.

Water capital cost per meter – present

1 inch $ 130 4 inches $ 1210

1 ½ inch $ 250 6 inches $ 2,410

2 inches $ 394 8 inches $ 5,290

Water cost per meter – proposed

¾ inches $ 40.40 3 inches $ 646.40

1 inch $ 101 4 inches $ 1,010

1 ½ inch $ 202 6 inches $ 2020

2 inches $ 323 8 inches $ 4,444

Water meter cost per meter dimension – proposed

¾ inches $ 17.60 3 inches $ 281.60

1 ½ inch $ 88 6 inches $ 880

2 inches $ 140.80 8 inches $ 1936

Town administration really helpful that Fenton Metropolis Council approve the decision to regulate the quarterly water and sewer charges in accordance with the water and sewer fee research performed by PFM.

In response to the decision, there was a transparent want for a rise within the quarterly capital cost for water, the working water tariff, the metered cost for water and the sewage tariff, and ” a lower within the quarterly sewer capital cost to make sure a uniform and equitable distribution of the working, upkeep and alternative prices of town’s water and sewer networks.

The water tariff will drop from $ 5.20 to $ 6.20.

The quarterly capital requirement for water per first REU will likely be decreased by $ 17.60.

The bottom fee for sewers will likely be decreased from $ 3.71 to $ 5.65.

Quarterly capital prices for sewers by the primary REU will likely be decreased from $ 20 to $ 7.

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