The City of Ronceverte has filed a tariff with the Public Service Commission, amending its water rate increase to fall in line with the PSC’s recommendation.
Filed Monday, the tariff will reflect a two-step rate increase that was recommended by the PSC last summer. The first-step increase went into effect Aug. 18.
The Step 1 rates continue for 24 months and represent a 32.9 percent increase over previous rates. Step 2 rates kick in after 24 months and represent a 20.8 percent increase from the original 2016 rates, a decrease from Step 1.
Added to the tariff are annual fire protection fees that are charged where connections, hydrants, sprinklers and other items are located on private property. Those annual fees are based on the size of the service line at the site, and range from $60 per year for a two-inch line to $3,840 for a 12-inch line.