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2019 Rate Increase

Dear SIUC Customer,

 

This letter is to inform you of new rates for water and sewer base fees effective January 1, 2019. The new rates will be reflected on your monthly bill dated January 31, 2019.  The overall rate increase totals $ 2.80 per month.  At this time there is no increase to the water consumption rate.

 

As utility costs throughout the industry continue to rise, The Commission is committed to managing those costs, staying efficient and upholding its mission to provide customers safe, reliable potable water and sanitary sewer services. The Commission operates as a component unit of the Town and relies solely on monthly fee collection to cover all or most of the cost for the services it provides. Much time, thought and analysis were performed to ensure the most conservative increase to the rate structure.

 

The additional revenue will not only support rising operational expenses, but also provide a source for needed capital improvements. In 2019, additional generators are planned to be purchased and installed at sewer pump stations to maintain operations during storm related events.  Further improvements include painting/cleaning ground storage tanks, sewer main & manhole rehab, high service pump rebuild and pump station improvements.

 

 

Sincerely,

Seabrook Island Utility Commission