Background Conditions Regarding City Water and Sewer Rate Increases

Posted: May 9, 2018 in

For several years during annual city budget work sessions the budget & finance committee and the utility committee have been discussing the financial condition of the water and sewer utility funds.  The situation is complex and this paper will attempt to explain three key issues impacting the utilities; insufficient utility revenues, lower water consumption history, and initiatives aimed at cost containment.

2018 Water Sewer Increases Background