Glasgow Advised To Raise Base Water Rate
Increase Could Be About $10, Water Official Tells City Council
The Glasgow City Council heard from a rural water specialist that the city’s water system is running a deficit because the rates are too low.
John Weikel, a circuit rider for Montana Rural Water Systems, told the council at Monday’s regular meeting that his preliminary analysis of the system shows the annual cost is $659,000, while receipts are $634,440, putting the account in the red by nearly $40,000.
“Looking at the numbers, you’re looking at an increase of probably about $10 on the base rate,” Weikel said.
The base rate for a 3/4-inch residential line is now $15. He said $25...