The City of Napa will increase their all water rates for the next five years. This is true of Yountville and St. Helena where water rates are nearly doubling. I guess for all who haven’t installed low flow toilets and other water saving devices, you might want to consider doing so sooner than later. From an article by Kelly Doran of the Napa Register:
If you get your water from Napa, it will cost you more to run your tap, keep your lawn green, take a shower and flush a toilet.
The Napa City Council unanimously increased water rates in each of the next five years Tuesday night and implemented a tiered billing structure, citing a need to invest in deteriorating water infrastructure and meet conservation mandates. The new rates and billing structure take effect Oct. 1.
Rates for all single-family residences within the city will go up and these customers will be billed by a tiered rate structure, meaning those who use the most water will pay the most per gallon. Customers living in areas of higher elevations will see an increase in their pump surcharges as will those who have fire hook-ups such as sprinklers or a fire hydrant on their property. The rates for commercial, irrigation and outside city customers will also increase.
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