05-0469R


RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING FIXED CHARGE WATER RATES EFFECTIVE WITH METER READINGS AFTER AUGUST 1, 2005; RESCINDING ALL PRIOR INCONSISTENT OR CONFLICTING RESOLUTIONS WITH RESPECT TO SUCH RATES; AND DESIGNATING THAT THE RATE INCREASE INCREMENT BE USED ONLY FOR REPLACEMENT AND REHABILITATION OF WATER SYSTEM INFRASTRUCTURE.

BY COUNCILOR STOVER:

     RESOLVED, effective with the water meter readings after August 1, 2005, 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 August 1, 2005, rate $/CCF

effective August 1, 2004, rate $/CCF

first 4,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$2.01

$1.91

next 96,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$1.31

$1.25

next 900,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$1.09

$1.04

over 1,000,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$0.90

$0.86

     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, 2005, $1.31 per 100 cubic feet.

FIXED CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS

Meter size

effective August 1, 2005

 

1 inch & under

$ 3.50

(no change)

1 ½ inch

$ 6.13

(no change)

2 inch

$ 10.50

(no change)

3 inch

$ 38.50

(no change)

4 inch

$ 49.00

(no change)

6 inch

$ 73.50

(no change)

8 inch

$101.50

(no change)

10 inch

$133.00

(no change)

 

     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 - $3.04, effective August 1, 2005.

     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:

effective August 1, 2005

Hermantown

Proctor

Rice Lake

first 100,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$2.53

$2.41

$2.83

$2.69

$2.25

$2.14

next 200,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$2.26

$2.15

$2.50

$2.38

$2.00

$1.90

over 300,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

$2.03

$1.93

$2.26

$2.15

$1.80

$1.71

(Proctor 300,001-500,000 cubic feet) over 500,000 cubic feet, per 100 cubic feet

n/a

$2.26

$2.15

n/a

 

     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, 2005. The new rates reflect the third and final 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, 2004, are shown within this resolution. The monthly fixed charges will not change.

 

DISCLAIMER