Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Customers React To Planned Increase In Sewer Rates

Far-West-Water-and-SewerOver 1,000 Far West Water and Sewer customers attended a public hearing on Wednesday to voice their disapproval of a plan to increase sewer rates. 

The plan is to raise the rates from $21-75 a month to $62-65 a month – a 188-percent hike in fees. 

The Yuma Sun says several spoke about the proposed sewer rate increase, saying a small increase would be fine, but not the large jump in rates Far West is wanting. 

Far West officials says the financial outlook for the utility is “grim” and they planned to increase rates to avoid bankruptcy.

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