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Notice of Public Hearing - Water and Sewer Rates

Date: April 4, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry Foster, JCSA General Manager

Phone: (757) 253-6806
Fax:
Email: larry.foster@james-city.va.us

 

The James City Service Authority (JCSA) will hold a Public Hearing on April 25, 2006, 7 p.m., at the County Government Center, 101 Mounts Bay Road, Building F Board Room to consider an increase to the water and sewer rates. The proposed rates would go into effect for all bills mailed on or after July 1, 2006. Residential water rates are on an Inverted-Block Rate Structure based on usage. Nonresidential water rates and all sewer rates are a flat fee based on usage.

 

For residential water customers, Block 1 is proposed to increase from $2.30 to $2.50 per 1,000 gallons for less than 15,000 gallons per quarter. Block 2 is proposed to increase from $2.71 to $3.00 per 1,000 gallons for more than 15,000 gallons but less than 30,000 gallons per quarter. Block 3 is proposed to increase from $7.60 to $8.50 per 1,000 gallons for more than 30,000 gallons per quarter.

 

The flat water rate for nonresidential customers is proposed to increase from $2.70 to $3.00 per 1,000 gallons. The flat sewer rate for both residential and non-residential customers is proposed to increase from $2.70 to $2.80 per 1,000 gallons. The annual grinder pump maintenance charge is proposed to increase from $145.80 to $210.00.

 

Residential Water Retail Sevice Rate (Inverted-Block Rate):
1st Block:
Current Rates
Proposed Rates
Less than 15,000
$2.30 per 1,000 gallons
$2.50
gallons per quarter
($1.72 per 100 cubic feet)
($1.87)
2nd Block:
$2.71 per 1,000 gallons
$3.00
More than 15,000 gallons but
($2.03 per 100 cubic feet)
($2.24)
less than 30,000 gallons per quarter
3rd Block:
$7.60 per 1,000 gallons
$8.50
More than 30,000
($5.69 per 100 cubic feet)
($6.36)
gallons per quarter
Nonresidential Water Retail Service Rate:
Flat Rate
$2.70 per 1,000 gallons
$3.00
($2.02 per 100 cubic feet)
($2.24)
Sewer Retail Service Rate:
Flat Rate
$2.70 per 1,000 gallons
$2.80
($2.02 per 100 cubic feet)
($2.09)
Annual Grinder Pump Maintenance Charge:
$145.80
$210.00

 

Public comments are invited at the scheduled Public Hearing. All interested parties are invited to attend. Comments, in writing, may be addressed to General Manager, James City Service Authority, P.O. Box 8784, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

 

All proposed rates governing water and sewer service utilities are proposed to be implemented July 1, 2006, and will be effective for all bills mailed on or after July 1, 2006. The following customer billing cycle that begins before July 1, 2006, will be affected: quarterly beginning in April, May and June 2006; bimonthly beginning in June 2006; monthly beginning in June 2006.

 

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