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RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FIXED CHARGE WATER RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER JANUARY 1, 2001, AND RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES.

BY COUNCILOR ECKENBERG:

        RESOLVED, effective with the water meter readings after January 1, 2001, all customers of the water utility of the city of Duluth, whose water supply is measured by meter, shall be charged for such water in accordance with the schedule of rates established by this resolution as follows:
 

MONTHLY METERED VOLUME
   
effective January 1, 2001 rate $/CCF
effective January 1, 1997 rate $/CCF
first 4,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet $1.49 $1.42
next 96,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet 0.97 0.92
next 900,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet 0.81 0.77
over 1,000,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet 0.67 0.64

For consumers requiring water at an elevation in excess of 290 feet above Lake Superior, the rate for all water in excess of 100,000 cubic feet per month shall be effective January 1, 2001, $0.97 per cubic feet (effective January 1, 1997, $0.92).
 

FIXED CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Meter size
effective January 1, 2001 effective January 1, 1997
1 inch & under $ 2.50 $ 2.00
1-1/2 inch 4.38 3.50
2 inch 7.50 6.00
3 inch 27.50 22.00
4 inch 35.00 28.00
6 inch 52.50 42.00
8 inch 72.50 58.00
10 inch 95.00 76.00

Water metered at or beyond the city limits, for use by individual customers located outside the corporate limits of the city of Duluth:
 

All water, per 100 cubic feet $2.25 effective 1/1/01
    $2.14 effective 1/1/97

Rates charged for water furnished to political subdivisions or state or federal government installations located outside the corporate limits of the city will be by individual contract, using the following schedule:
 

    Hermantown Proctor Rice Lake    
first 100,000 cubic feet, $1.93 $2.10 $1.75 effective 1/1/01
per 100 cubic feet 1.96 1.96 1.96 effective 1/1/97
next 200,000 cubic feet, 1.71 1.86 1.55 effective 1/1/01
per 100 cubic feet 1.74 1.74 1.74 effective 1/1/97
over 300,000 cubic feet, 1.54 1.68 1.41 effective 1/1/01
per 100 cubic feet (Proctor 300,001-500,000 cubic feet) 1.57 1.57 1.57 effective 1/1/97
over 500,000 cubic feet, n/a 1.33 n/a effective 1/1/01
per 100 cubic feet n/a 0.95 n/a effective 1/1/97

        RESOLVED FURTHER, any prior rate resolutions inconsistent or conflicting with this resolution are hereby rescinded.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:   This resolution sets water rates effective with meter readings after January 1, 2001.  Former rates from the last increase on January 1, 1997, are included in the resolution for the city council's convenience.