Notice of Water Rate Increase

TO: GREEN ISLAND/MAPLEWOOD WATER CUSTOMERS

Due to the unforeseen number of water breaks and failure of one of our water pumps at the plant that have occurred over the past year, as well as the ongoing reduction of water usage by customers that effect sales, our Water Department fund has incurred serious and costly debt that will affect our rates immediately. As a result, the Village Board of Trustees has reluctantly approved an increase of 50% in the water rates effective with the billing of November 1, 2018. This is only the eighth rate increase since the Village purchased the water system over sixty-five years ago and the first increase in over ten years. In order to continue serving our customers with high quality water, as in the past, and meeting operating expenses, it is necessary to raise the water rates. The rate increase is essential to the continued operation and maintenance of our water service. GREEN ISLAND CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE THAT SEWER RATES WILL NOT CHANGE (MAPLEWOOD CUSTOMERS ARE ON TOWN OF COLONIE SEWER).

It is important for property owners, particularly those who do not reside on the property, to inform their tenants of the increase in rates and to ask the tenants cooperation in promptly reporting any water leaks, no matter how small they may be. The water meters are read at three-month intervals and in that period of time, a small leak, even a slight drip, can result in a very high bill. It is also suggested that property owners read their own meters several times during the three-month period so they may detect any unusual use of water.

Below is an outline of the new water rates. If you have any questions, please call the Village Office at 273-2201.

VILLAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

WATER RATES

?” Meter First 1,000 cu. ft. or less $70.25 (minimum charge)
Next 24,000 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

¾” Meter First 1,250 cu. ft. or less $87.98 (minimum charge)
Next 23,750 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.
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1” Meter First 2,250 cu. ft. $158.18 (minimum charge)
Next 22,750 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

1 ½” Meter First 4,250 cu. ft. $298.68 (minimum charge)
Next 20,750 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

2” Meter First 7,000 cu. ft. $491.70 (minimum charge)
Next 18,000 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

3” Meter First 13,300 cu. ft. $934.20 (minimum charge)
Next 11,700 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

4” Meter First 22,500 cu. ft. $1,580.24 (minimum charge)
Next 2,500 cu. ft. 49.34 per 1,000 cu. ft.
Over 25,000 cu. ft. 36.53 per 1,000 cu. ft.

FIRE PROTECTION CHARGES

Sprinkler System with Meter $ 70.25 per quarter
Sprinkler System without Meter $128.87 per quarter
Private Fire Hydrant $182.64per quarter
Public Fire Hydrant (Maplewood) $227.76 per quarter

FROZEN METER CHARGES

5/8 “ Meter $121.70
¾” Meter $179.13
1” Meter $243.38
1 ½” Meter $382.47
2” Meter $521.55

SEWER RATES

Flat Rate $15.08 per 1,000 cu. ft. (minimum charge)

LATE CHARGES

BILLING MONTH NO CHARGE

FIRST MONTH OR FRACTION THEREOF
AFTER DUE DATE 5.0 %

EACH ADDITIONAL MONTH OR FRACTION
THEREOF ½ of 1 %

APPLIES TO EACH BILLING PERIOD

EFFECTIVE – November 1, 2018 Billing

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