Mountain View City Council has agreed to the water and sewer department’s proposal to increase fees for line taps, meter deposits, service calls and other items.
Department Superintendent Keith Johnson told the council at its regular meeting last Tuesday that none of the fees had been increased since 2002 and before.
The water department has outstanding customer bills totaling $50,548.16. Johnson stated he did not want the city to continue to lose money and believes deposit rates need to go up to help cover what is left owed when customers leave the system without settling their bill.
Water and sewer meter deposits for residential property inside the city limits will be raised to $50 from $25. Outside the city limits the deposit will be raised to $75 from $50. Commercial rates will be $75 inside and outside the city limits.
Tapping fees and other rates were also increased.
See the full story in the April 20 issue.
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