New Water/Sewer Rates Adopted
Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017
The PWC Board adopted today new Water and Wastewater Rates and Fees that will take affect on April 1, 2017 and April 1,2018.
The new rates and fees will fund a projected increase in utility sewer expenses. Over the next six years, PWC will spend an average of $16.5 million a year on water and sewer main rehabilitation and $15 million a year in improvements to the water distribution system and treatment plants to meet the growing needs of the Fayetteville area and to maintain the quality of our drinking water. Approximately $17 million will be spent relocating water and sewer mains for North Carolina Department of Transportation improvement projects including over $10.5 million on the Raeford Road improvement project.
A customer with water and sewer services and billed on the Inside City rate for both services. would see a total increase of $4.38 when using 5,000 gallons. With the new adopted rates, the price of water and sewer service from PWC remains the lowest or among the lowest in the region with rates lower than OWASA (Orange Co.), Harnett County, Hoke County, Raleigh and Cary.
The Board also voted to credit electric customers a total of $5 million because of lower than projected power supply costs from Duke Energy. A credit of .00273 will be applied per kWh used and a customer with a monthly use of 1,000 kWh would receive a credit of $2.73. The credits will also begin April 1.