During its Nov. 18 meeting, the Alexandria Board of Public Works affirmed no electric rate increase and approved a 6% overall water rate increase for ALP Utilities’ customers starting Jan. 1, 2020.
The water rate increase affects monthly facilities and usage charges for residential and commercial customers. This includes a new summer seasonal rate structure similar to the current electric rate structure.
As a result, a typical residential water customer with a ¾” meter, using 4,000 gallons of water, will see an average increase of $1.22 per month.
For commercial water customers, the percentage increase will depend on their specific combination of meter size and water usage. Most commercial customers will see an increase between 4-8%, ALP said, with smaller percentage increases for higher volume commercial customers.
“The move to seasonal water rates addresses the increased demand on our system during the peak summer months. The decision to adjust the overall water rates comes as a result of the board’s continued effort to have rates equitably reflect the cost of providing reliable service to our customers,” said ALP Utilities general manager Ted Cash.
To view a water rate comparison chart click here or contact us at 320-763-6501 with any questions.