NID proposes water rate hikes |

NID proposes water rate hikes

The typical Nevada Irrigation District customer could see his or her treated water bill increase by 4 percent under proposed rate increases.

But brand-new customers hooking up to NID for the first time better hurry, because NID is considering a 37 percent increase in connection costs for treated water, up from the current $3,990 to $5,470 in 2003.

An independent study completed earlier this year recommended the increases, NID officials say.

NID directors on Tuesday reviewed a package of proposed adjustments in water rates, connection fees and miscellaneous charges, most of which are scheduled to increase in 2003.

A typical customer on a five-eighths-inch meter, using 2000 cubic feet of water, would see an overall increase of about 4.08 percent, or an additional $1.77 on a two-month water bill, Andrews said.

A high-use customer, using a three-quarter-inch meter and five times as much water, would see a 5.7 percent increase, or an additional $7.02 in a two-month period.

Many customers would see increases between these levels, she said.

Irrigation water customers also face rate increases.

Those using one miners-inch or less would pay 6 percent more. Usage levels over the first miners-inch would increase by 4 percent.

Directors reviewed the proposed adjustments and will consider adoption of the rate increases at their next regular board meeting on Dec. 11.


WHAT: NID to adopt rate increases.

WHEN: Time uncertain. Meeting starts at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11

WHERE: NID headquarters, 1036 W. Main St. Grass Valley.

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