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Council to consider water rate hike

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Los Alamos County Council will hold a public hearing on at 6 p.m. Apr. 2 in Council Chambers at 1000 Central Ave., to consider adoption of a proposed ordinance to increase water rates by 6.25 percent.

The ordinance was approved by the Board of Public Utilities last month at the Feb. 20 in a public hearing. 

If council adopts the ordinance, the new water rates take effect immediately. 

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities wants to increase wholesale, non-potable and retail water rates to recover costs necessary to maintain reliable water services to Los Alamos County and establish a cash reserve in accordance with the 2015 Financial Policy. 

A copy of the ordinance is available on the county website at rebrand.ly/dpuWaterRate02-294 and at the Customer Care Center located at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 130.