City to raise water rates

City comprehensive plan finds ‘deficient’ storage


September 14, 2023

The Shelton City Council is slated to vote Tuesday evening to raise basic monthly water service rates from $46 to almost $75 by 2029 to meet operating expenses and pay back loans.

The council unanimously gave preliminary agreement to the proposed rates at its Sept. 5 regular meeting. They were recommended by the consulting firm of FCS Group.

The proposed basic rate for monthly water service, before any water is used, would rise 14% from $46.09 currently to $52.54 in 2024; increase 14% again in 2025 to $59.90; another 14% in 2026 to $68.28; 3% in 2027 to $70.34; 3% in 2028 to $72.45; and 3%...

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