Huntingburg Common Council proposes water rate increase

An increase in water rates may be on tap for Huntingburg residents.

The Huntingburg Common Council brought this ordinance to light at last night’s monthly meeting.

This increase will cover the entire $8 million dollar project, improving both the water main by US 231 and the water plant.

Huntingburg water utility users can expect the base monthly charge of $13.07 to rise to $15.41, which is a $2.34 increase.

For those who use 500 gallons per month, the present rate of $16.35 will increase by $2.93 to the new rate of $19.27

For those using 2,000 gallons per month, the present rate of $26.18 will increase by $4.69 to the new rate of $30.86.

For those who use 5,000 gallons a month, the present rate of $45.86 will now be $54.07, which is an $8.21 increase.

The council also reviewed bids for their Water Improvement Project at their monthly meeting.

There are three divisions that make up this bidding process: water main replacement and distribution system improvements, water treatment expansion, and a solar energy field.

The Main replacement and distribution improvements portion went to Huntingburg Machine Works with a bid of $1,394,552.

The Water Treatment Plant Improvements bid went to Reynolds Construction for $4,880,700.

The Solar Field addition bid went to Solential Energy of Carmel for $468,031.

The next council meeting on November 26th at 5:30 pm will have a public hearing to discuss this rate increase further.

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