Carson City reminds residents of utility increases

A table from Carson City Public Works showing old and new water rates, the latter effective July 1.

A table from Carson City Public Works showing old and new water rates, the latter effective July 1.

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A notice recently sent to Carson City utility customers is reminding them of new rates for water, wastewater and stormwater services effective July 1.

“At the Dec. 3, 2020, Board of Supervisor’s meeting, the Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance adopting rate increases for the water and wastewater utilities and a new rate structure for the stormwater utility,” reads the notice from Carson City Public Works. “These increases were as determined by the rate review study performed by Farr Werst Engineering and are necessary to cover operational and maintenance expenses for the utilities and infrastructure replacement needs.

“The rate review study was also overseen by the city’s Utility Finance Oversight Committee through an almost year-long process.”

According to Public Works, water service rates will see a 3 percent increase, and wastewater service rates will see a 3.5 percent increase.

“For our average residential customer, a monthly increase of approximately $1.72 for water and $1.57 for wastewater should be anticipated, although actual impact will vary based on customer type and actual usage,” reads the notice.

Stormwater rates will increase depending on property size of the customer, though there will be no increase this year for single-family residential customers.

“Single-family residential is classified by the size of the house; the stormwater rate for single-family residential will not see an increase this year,” reads the notice.

Questions can be directed to Carson City Public Works Utility Billing at 775-887-2355, ext. 2.=

The new rates can be viewed online:


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