Ute Water users will see another rate increase, starting next year

For the second year in a row, Ute Water users will see an uptick in the amount they pay for the service.

Ute Water’s board adopted an increase in the district’s water rates at a recent meeting, similar to a rise in rates last year. Both increases are being attributed to a recent purchase of more than 12,000 acre-feet of water from Ruedi Reservoir near Aspen.

People who use less than 3,000 gallons a month will see their bill go from $17 to $19. For larger-scale users, $.10 will be added to the cost per tier of usage, officials said.

The rate increase will happen for water delivered in December, appearing on users’ January billing statements. Also after the first of the year, tap fees will go up $200 to $6,700.

Read the full story in the Saturday edition of the Daily Sentinel.

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