Ute Water postpones hike in tap fees

A planned increase in tap fees charged by Ute Water Conservancy District will go into effect Feb. 1, a month later than originally intended.

The Ute Board of Directors voted Thursday to postpone the new rate so that all the contractors and the general public would have enough time to buy a tap at the current price, Ute spokesman Joe Burtard said.

The board had voted on Dec. 12 to increase the rates effective Jan. 1.

The district’s fee for a residential tap is to rise from $5,800 to $6,500, with fees for larger taps increasing commensurately.


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