After thorough deliberation, the Ute Water Conservancy District (District) Board of Directors approved a one-dollar increase to the residential minimum water rate during their regular board meeting on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023.
The residential minimum water rate will increase from $25 to $26 for the first 3,000 gallons. This change will affect water delivered in December 2023 and billed beginning January 1st, 2024. Other rates based on the minimum will also increase proportionally, including voluntary discontinuance charges, commercial water rates, pump zone rates, fill station rates, and non-fire usage of private fire lines. To review comprehensive rate details, customers may reference Exhibit II in the District's Rules and Regulations. The conservation-aimed tiered rate structure and tap fees for new services will remain unchanged. Customers can use the rate calculator to view the minimum water rate increase based on water usage.
Utilizing a full-cost pricing structure philosophy to balance operating expenses with sustainable water rates for long-term viability, the District will continue its dedication to the complex processes that provide fresh water to 89,000 customers.
Customers are encouraged to call 970-242-7491 with questions regarding the minimum water rate increase or learn about the District's Absolute Truth about securing and providing the highest quality water to meet customers' current and future needs at the lowest reasonable cost.