Windsor’s Town Board approved water rates for 2022 at the November 22 and December 13 meetings. They accepted staff’s recommendation to increase water rates by eight percent to fund operations and maintenance of the current potable water infrastructure, as well as fund the improvements needed to continue to secure Windsor’s water supply for the future. The monthly rate increase will go into effect February 1, 2022 and will be reflected on the March 2022 utility bills.
In addition, the town board approved a 10 percent flat rate/base fee increase for the sewer system, set to be effective February 1, 2022. Windsor’s Water and Sewer Board voted and unanimously agreed to recommend the fee increase to town board at their October 13 meeting.
Local businesses and residents that utilize Windsor’s water fill station at the Public Services campus, 922 North 15th St., will see a rate increase for bulk potable water starting January 1, 2022. The current rate is $7.40 per 1,000 gallons of water and was set in February 2020. The new rate is $15 per 1,000 gallons. “Even with the rate increase, we are still offering local businesses the opportunity to fill up their water truck for less than two cents per gallon,” said Public Services Director Eric Lucas. “We’re glad to be able to continue to provide this convenient and economical service to our community.” In case of an emergency or severe drought, the Town of Windsor reserves the right to discontinue this service.
Other items approved at the November 22 Town Board meeting include the 2022 town budget and fee schedule. Please review the meeting minutes and work session packet for more details by visiting windsorgov.com/townboard.
Residents can watch live and previously aired meetings online by visiting windsorgov.com/MeetingsOnDemand. Meeting broadcasts can also be viewed live on Comcast channels 8 and 880, and residents with Apple TV or Roku can stream meetings by searching for the WindsorTV app on their device.
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