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Utility Customer’s Guide to 2018 Rate Fees

Projected monthly change for average residential account = $4.33 or 3.6%

The Town of Erie Finance Department would like to remind our utility customers of the changes to water rates and storm drainage charges for 2018.  There are no increases to wastewater charges.

The projected monthly change for the average residential utility account in 2018 will be $4.33 or 3.6%. This average is based on the middle 60% of all utility customers (see table below).

BACKGROUND: As required by Town of Erie Municipal Code, the Town completed the Utility Rate Study for the years 2015 through 2019 for the following utility funds: Water Fund; Wastewater (Sewer) Fund and Storm Drainage Operating Fund. The Rate Study is necessary to ensure the ongoing financial strength of these funds. The Utility Rate Study is comprised of all utility customer classifications including: Residential, Commercial, Irrigation and Multi-Family.

More than fifteen scenarios were prepared by the consultant. The Board of Trustees considered those options believed to best provide a balance in achieving the various goals of the study. Ultimately, the Board adopted the option that has the least impact on the most customers and incentivizes water conservation.

The Town of Erie continues its commitment to providing the highest quality water, wastewater and storm drainage services at the best possible rates to our customers.

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