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Water-rate hearings are Thursday

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VAIL — Public hearings will take place Thursday as the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District and Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority prepare to adopt their respective proposed 2015 budgets. The boards of directors will consider the proposed 2015 rates as the third item on both the authority and district meeting agenda. The authority meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. and the district meeting begins at 11 a.m.; both meetings take place at the district office at 846 Forest Road in Vail and include time for public comment.

An average customer would see an increase of $1.08 per single family equivalent with the 2015 monthly water service rates proposed for the Upper Eagle Regional Water Authority. The new rates would raise the average monthly water service bill from $48.77 to $49.85 in the authority service area, which includes Arrowhead, Avon, Bachelor Gulch, Beaver Creek, Berry Creek, Cordillera, Eagle-Vail, and Edwards.

An average customer in the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District service area would see an increase of $0.02 per single family equivalent with the proposed 2015 monthly water service rates. The new rates would raise the average monthly water service bill from $40.26 to $40.28 in the district’s Vail water sub-district (roughly East Vail to Dowd Junction).



The monthly wastewater service rates proposed for 2015 would increase by $5.94 per single family equivalent, from $28.53 currently paid by an average customer to $34.47. Wastewater service rates apply to all properties in the Eagle River Water and Sanitation District boundaries, which include the towns of Vail and Minturn, as well as the area from Eagle-Vail through Edwards. The total monthly wastewater service bill includes a $25.30 base service rate that is unchanged since 2013, a $3.14 debt service rate (a decrease from $3.23) and a new $6.03 debt service rate associated with required regulatory upgrades of the wastewater treatment system.


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