MAYVILLE - Water rates in Mayville will increase in five annual steps starting Nov. 1.
Then, starting in 2013 and ending in 2016, rates will increase again on Aug. 1 for Mayville Water Department customers as the result of the approval of a new price schedule by the Mayville Village Board during a recent meeting.
The new five-year rate structure was unveiled as a way to keep the water department in what was termed "a financially responsible condition."
Minimum quarterly charges will be $57.50 for village residents and $86.25 for customers outside of the village starting Nov. 1. Rates the next four years will be $60.25 per quarter rising to $68.50 per quarter for fiscal year 2016-17 for residents and $86.25 rising to $102.75 quarterly for non-residents.
In addition the price of "water tapping and service connection" services was increased. Unlike the water rate, the fees are not scheduled to automatically increase, but do become effective immediately. The water tapping and service charges, according to the resolution approving their increase, "have not been adjusted to properly account for the materials involved with the service provided to new customers"
An example of the new service schedule is $20 per hour for labor with a 45 percent overhead on labor surcharge added, in addition to a 40 percent transportation clearing surcharge on the entire labor cost.
The complete water rate schedule and new charges for service and parts is available at the village office.
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