Updated Town of Paonia Water Rates - Effective 12/1/2021

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            WHEREAS, Section 13-1-20 of the Paonia Municipal Code authorizes the Board of Trustees to establish by resolution all water rates and charges and the effective date of said rates and charges; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees has made a thorough review of its existing Ordinances pertaining to water rates and charges; and

WHEREAS, the rates levied for water services must be calculated to meet the cost of providing water services, including maintenance, capital reinvestment, and related debt service to avoid deficit spending.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWN OF PAONIA, COLORADO that the following water rates shall be charged by the Town of Paonia:

  1. Basic Water Rate within the Town

The basic in-Town water rate shall be increased by five dollars ($5.00) from thirty-two dollars ($32.00) per month to thirty-seven dollars ($37.00) for each residential customer service account and from forty-two dollars ($42.00) to forty-seven dollars ($47.00) per month for each commercial customer service account.

B)  Basic Water Rate outside the Town

The basic out-of-Town water rate shall be increased from forty-two dollars ($42.00) per month to forty-seven dollars ($47.00) for each residential customer service account and from fifty-seven dollars ($57.00) per month to sixty-two dollars ($62.00) for each commercial customer service account.  Out-of-Town water users using municipal water through a single water meter shall be charged and shall be responsible for such water individually.

C)  Usage

An additional water rate shall be charged a user (customer service account/meter) for each 1,000 gallons and proportionately for each fractional part thereof, as follows:

All Users

1-1,000 gallons                                    no charge

1,000-3,000 gallons                             $ 2.40 per thousand

3,000-10,000 gallons                           $ 3.30 per thousand

10,000-25,000 gallons                         $ 4.20   per thousand

25,000-50,000 gallons                         $ 5.50   per thousand

50,000-75,000 gallons                         $ 10.00 per thousand

75,000-100,000 gallons                       $ 11.00 per thousand

100,000-99,999,999 gallons                $ 12.00 per thousand

D)  Public Tap

All persons receiving municipal water from the public tap furnished by the Town shall continue to pay for such water at the rate of three dollars ($3.00) per one hundred (100) gallons.

E)  Service Fee

There shall continue to be a charge of fifty dollars ($50.00) for a new account set up. There shall continue to be a charge of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for final meter readings. There may be a charge of one-hundred dollars ($100.00) for same-day water shut-off/on for repairs or maintenance, when requested by property owner or agent.

F) Effective Date

The water rates set forth herein shall become effective on December 1, 2021, to reflect on the first bill in January 2022.

PASSED, APPROVED, AND ADOPTED at a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the

Town of Paonia, Colorado, on this 23rd day of November 2021.