City votes to raise water rates

Cost of water utility to rise to $5 million by 2029

 

September 21, 2023

Gordon Weeks/SMCJ

The High School Reservoir is one of Shelton's five reservoirs. The city will raise basic monthly water service rates from $46 to almost $75 by 2029 to meet operating expenses and pay back loans.

The Shelton City Council voted Tuesday evening to raise basic monthly water service rates from $46 to almost $75 by 2029 and basic monthly sewer rates 4.5% in each of the next three years to meet operating expenses and pay back loans.

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

No one spoke Tuesday during the public comment period on the rate increases.

The basic rate for monthly water service, before any water is used, will rise 14% from $46.09 currently to $52.54 in 2024; increas...



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