Water, Sewer Rates Rise in Ridgeway Budget

RIDGEWAY (May 20, 2016) – Town Council during their May 12 meeting passed first reading of their 2016-2017 budget that includes a rate increase for water and sewer service. The increase, Councilman Doug Porter said, was being passed along to Ridgeway customers from the Town of Winnsboro, Ridgeway’s supplier of wholesale water.

While the Winnsboro Town Council has not yet officially OK’d rate increases, Ridgeway is preparing for rates to go up .065 cents per 1,000 gallons, according to documents provided by the Town.

According to last week’s proposal, in-town residential water rates would go from $15.10 to $15.25 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $5.17 to $5.25 for overage costs. Out of town residential rates would go from $20.10 to $20.50 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $6.42 to $6.50 for overage costs.

In-town commercial rates would go from $18.10 to $18.50 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $5.17 to $5.25 for overage. Out of town commercial rates would go from $23.10 to $23.50 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $6.42 to $6.50 for overage.

In-town residential sewer rates would go from $12.10 to $12.25 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $4.52 to $4.75 for overage. Out of town residential sewer rates would increase from $13.10 to $13.50 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $5.67 to $5.75 for overage.

In-town commercial sewer rates would rise from $16.10 to $16.25 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $4.67 to $4.75 for overage. Out of town commercial sewer rates would increase from $19.10 to $19.25 for the first 1,000 gallons, and from $5.67 to $5.75 for overage.

Tap fees for in-town and out of town water would remain at $500 for non-bore three-quarter-inch taps and $900 for out of town non-bore 1-inch taps. Bore taps come at cost plus 10 percent. Sewer taps will be provided at cost.