Higher water fees set for Paso Robles
October 29, 2012
Paso Robles’ steadily rising water rates are set to spurt again.
Under a “user pay” formula, the new increases, scheduled to begin Jan. 1, will apply only to higher uses of water, according to a statement issued by the city’s water department. The enabling ordinance approved by the city council also allows similar, automatic hikes at the start of each year through 2016.
With the first increase, users will pay $3.20 for each unit of water (748 gallons).
Residential costs for water will rise from $17.50 to $22.50 for seven units of consumption; from $3.50 to $41.60 for 13 units; and for heavy users, 1,500 gallon per day, the cost will go from $150 to $192.
Non-residential uses also will rise: a business using 200 units or 4,987 gallon daily will be paying $640 monthly.
For more information call 237-3996.