Tim Grogg, with Cybergov Consultants, presented the Jackson County Water and Sewerage Authority a recommendation Thursday to increase both water tap fees and water rates for 2015-17. Grogg completed a rate analysis for the authority in January to consider the need for increased fees.
Current water tap connection fees for a three-quarter inch meter are $1,500. Groff recommends increasing that connection fee to $4,394 to offset costs.
Grogg also recommended that the authority increase its water rates for 2015-17 to offset operating costs and debt service payments.
For the full story, see the April 16 issue of The Jackson Herald.