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Water Rates Going Up In Electra

Residents of Electra will soon be seeing a water rate increase.
Residents of Electra will soon be seeing a water rate increase.

During a meeting earlier this week, city commissioner's voted to increase water rates for its customers.

City Administrator Larry Pannell says the cost of purchasing water from Iowa Park is going up to $4.92 per thousand gallons from the current rate of $2.07.

Rate increases will depend on how water is used by each resident and the new rate structure remains the same for all customer categories, residential, industrial, public buildings, or commercial and applies the same to customers inside or outside of the city:

In addition to the changes in water rates, two additional usage categories will go into effect: A previously used category of 2,000 or less will be reinstated and a new usage category for 100,001 gallons and over will also be used.

The new rates will be: 

Minimum Bill: $23 per month (inside city limits) $45 per month (outside city limits)

First 2,000 gallons-$6.78

2,001 to 10,000 gallons-$8.78

10,001 to 15,000 gallons-$9.78

15,001 to 30,000 gallons-$10.78

30,001 to 100,000 gallons-$11.78

100,001 gallons and over-$ 12.78

Electra residents currently pay $5.78 for first 10,000 gallons.

The effective date will be Dec. 1.

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