(07/08/2010)
A legal notice published by the Town of Grantsville says the town is seeking a 24% increase in water rates.

The increase will be used for improvements to the system costing $1,130,000.

Examples of how the increase will affect residential/commercial customers:

First 2,000 gallons used per month, per 1,000 gallons: $6.50 to $8.06

Next 3,000 gallons used per month, per 1,000 gallons: $6.08 to $7.54.

Next 5,000 gallons used per month, per 1,000 gallon: $5.44 to $6.75.

Minimum water bills will increase.

The re-sale water rates to the county's two PSDs will increase from $2.87 per 1000 gallon to $3.56.

Customers who object to the proposed increases should contact Sandra Squire, Executive Secretary, PO Box 812, Charleston WV 25323.

The legal notice indicates the increases could go into effect on August 20, 2010.


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