BY COUNCILOR STOVER:
RESOLVED, effective with the water meter readings after August 1, 2004, 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:
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 August 1, 2004, $1.25 per 100 cubic feet.
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 - $2.89, effective August 1, 2004.
Rates charged for water furnished to political subdivisions or state or federal government installments located outside the corporate limits of the city will be by individual contract, using the following schedule of rates:
RESOLVED FURTHER, that the revenues derived from the rate increase increment be expended exclusively for the replacement and rehabilitation of water system infrastructure.
RESOLVED FURTHER, any prior rate resolutions inconsistent or conflicting with this resolution are hereby rescinded.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 August 1, 2004. The new rates reflect the second five percent increase recommended by the water and sewer infrastructure task force. Revenues generated by this increase will be placed in a special account in the water utility and restricted to the rehabilitation and replacement of worn out water system infrastructure. Former rates from the last increase on August 1, 2003, are shown within this resolution. The monthly fixed customer charges will not change.