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Posted on: November 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Proposed Utility Rate Changes - What You Need to Know.

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Proposed Utility Rate Changes - What You Need to Know.
The Board of Trustees initiated a comprehensive study in early 2022 to align the utility rate and fee structure with feedback received about the priorities and values of our community.
A utility rate structure impacts how base rates, usage rates, or tiers recover the cost of service. Proposed rate structure changes are scheduled for the Tuesday, Nov. 8 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Leeper Center (3800 Wilson Ave).
Public comment may be given in person during the meeting or submitted in writing before 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. 
If adopted as proposed, the new rate structure would go into effect in January 2023.
- Residential Proposed Base Rates (includes first 3K gallons of usage)
3/4 inch: $49.71 (most common) 
1 inch: $60.91
1.5 inch: $87.22
2 inch: $120.61
- Residential Proposed Tier Rates
3,001-7,000: $11.70
7,000-20,000: $15.20
Over 20,000: $21.64
Additional information about proposed changes, including changes for commercial and irrigation-only taps, can be found in the Oct. 25 Board of Trustees meeting packet available with the link below: 
The Proposed Rate Change Ordinance(s) can be found in the Nov. 8, 2022, Meeting Packet available at the link below: 
If you have questions about the impact of proposed changes on your individual bill, we are here to help! Did you know the Town of Wellington has one dedicated Utility Billing Specialist serving over 4,000 accounts? To reduce wait times and provide better service, the fastest way to speak with a staff member is to schedule an appointment online. Once scheduled, you will receive a call from Town Staff, who will provide you with answers to your questions. If you are unable to schedule online, you may leave a detailed message at: 
(970) 568-3381 ext. 125
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, visit:

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