Why is there a tier structure and what does it cost?

The tier structure is designed to reward users for conserving water. The less water you use, the less you pay per 1,000 gallons. Not only does this allow you to take your water bill into your own hands, the Town is better positioned to meet the growing demand.

The tier structure is increase as detailed below:

  • Tier 1 (up to 15,000 gallons) will increase by $0.91 per 1,000 gallons used. 
  • Tier 2 (over 15,000 gallons) will increase by $1.77 per 1,000 gallons used.
  • Tier 3 (over 30,000 gallons) will increase by $2.78 per 1,000 gallons used.

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1. How much will the rate increase for the average household?
2. Why is there a tier structure and what does it cost?
3. When was the last time rates were increased?
4. Why is the base rate increasing?
5. What if COVID-19 has impacted my ability to pay?
6. What is the town doing with the bulk dispensing water machine?
7. Has the Town considered increasing the cost for developers and new houses?
8. What is the average water usage per household in Wellington?
9. What other options will the town pursue to handle the water issues with the increased development and growth?
10. What water fees and rates are charged for new construction homes? How do new construction fees help pay for water infrastructure?
11. Have you considered incentives for xeriscaping current homes and restrictions on landscaping with new builds?
12. Have you considered conducting a long-term plan that reflects our values and needs for growth and community life?
13. What kind of impact will the new high school/middle school have on the water issue?
14. Will we be charged for 7,000 gallons regardless of how much water we use?
15. What is the timeline for the water rates decision?
16. Are there other options such as joining another water district or starting our own?
17. Has the cost of our water gone up?
18. How is the Town engaging residents to provide input on the proposed water rates?
19. When is the water plant being built?
20. Why is it so expensive and why are there restrictions when other communities are not having the same problems?
21. Can we remove grass lawns to save water?
22. Where can we find an explanation of why rates are being increased?
23. Why isn’t there an option of just a $2-$3 increase starting in October?
24. Why aren’t developers charged more to develop in Wellington?