Aug 18, 2015 – If you want your Chassahowitzka water/sewer rates to go down, read this!

New Uniform Utility Rates Proposed – Public Meeting Scheduled Aug. 25, 2015

You should have received a letter from the BOCC, Dept. of Water Resources, Citrus County Utilities about a proposed change to a flat county-wide water and sewer billing rate structure that will greatly reduce our monthly utility bill from them.  The text of the letter is below in color.  Attached is a table that shows how our current rates for water and sewer would change, and how it would affect your water and sewer bill.  For a low water user (just like me) the rate would change from $52.07 /month to $37.74 /month for 1000 gals or less of water use.  That is a savings of $14.33 /month.  Your overall cost and savings depend on how much water you normally use, but you will see even greater savings if you use over 1000 gallons to 20,000 gallons.  Only the biggest water hogs would see any increase in their water bill.  This is all detailed in the attachment.

BUT IT IS NOT A DONE DEAL, and may not happen unless we get your support in letting the BOCC and Citrus County Utilities that we demand they move forward with the change to a flat rate.  That is because the flat rate will also increase rates for some in the county, like citizens in Sugarmill Woods and many other parts of the county.  THERE WILL BE A LARGE OUTCRY TO NOT MAKE THE CHANGE FROM THOSE THAT NOW HAVE MUCH LOWER UTILITY RATES THAT WILL GO UP.  Our voice must be larger than theirs.

Below I have pasted the text from the letter I received, which should be the same as what you received.  NOTE THAT THERE IS A PUBLIC HEARING WHERE EVERYONE CAN EXPRESS THEIR SUPPORT OR PUSH BACK ON  THE NEW FLAT RATE.  We need to load the room at this hearing with Chassahowitzkans that want their rate lowered so we all pay our equal fair share in Citrus.  All are encouraged to go.  We can meet at the Community Center at 1 pm on Tuesday, Aug. 25 to carpool to the public hearing.

 

Citrus County Utilities Customer

Notice of Proposed Water & Wastewater Rate Changes

 The Citrus County Board of Commissioners will conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on August 25, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, Citrus County Courthouse, 110 North Apopka Avenue, Room 100, Inverness, Florida to discuss the amendment of existing water and wastewater rates and fees to the Citrus County Utilities Ordinance, Chapter 102 of the Citrus County Code of Ordinances.

 The proposed monthly rate structure can be found on the back of this letter. Note that most residential customers are served by a 5/8 inch by 3/4 inch meter.

If you have any questions or comments pertaining to the proposed rates, please contact our Billing and Customer Service Division Director, Bernadine Flood-Nichols, at 352-527-7648. Alternatively, send email correspondence to bernadine.flood@citrusbocc.com or waterresources@citrusbocc.com.

 Sincerely, Ken Cheek 

Director, Water Resources

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If you can’t make the meeting, please call or email your county commissioners and ask that they support the uniform rate change and put Chassahowitzka rates on parity with other county utility customers.

Board of County Commissioners

Name: Adams, Scott

Title: Commissioner – District 5

Phone: (352) 341-6560

Email: Scott.Adams@citrusbocc.com

Name: Carnahan, Scott

Title: Commissioner – District 4

Phone: (352) 341-6560

Email: Scott.Carnahan@citrusbocc.com

Name: Damato, Dennis

Title: Commissioner – District 1

Phone: (352) 341-6560

Email: Dennis.Damato@citrusbocc.com

Name: Kitchen, Jr, Ronald

Title: Commissioner – District 2

Phone: (352) 341-6560

Email: Ronald.Kitchen@citrusbocc.com

Name: Meek, Joe

Title: Commissioner – District 3

Phone: (352) 341-6560

Email: Joe.Meek@citrusbocc.com

 

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Chassahowitzka resident and CCA board member
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