On Tuesday night the Elida Village Council will discuss increases in water usage rates effective on water bills due July 14, 2014, and a second increase effective on bills due January 14, 2015. The proposed increases are in response to increased costs to the village. A large part these increases are the result of cost increases to our water supplier, the City of Lima. Those costs have necessarily been passed down to the users of Lima water including the Village of Elida.
The Elida water usage rates are based on “categories of water usage” rather than a “per unit” use such as per cubic feet or per gallons used. Instead, customers’ bills are determined according to their appropriate rate category. The minimum rate category currently includes all users up to 1,500 gallons of water. The next category starts at 3,000 gallons and then begins to change at 1,000 gallon intervals. This formula continues up to 10,000 gallons of use. The council is looking both at a change in the water rates and some changes in the categories.
I want to invite and urge all interested residents of the Elida water district to attend the meeting so you may better understand and be able to participate in the decision making process. Comments and questions will be welcome.
The Elida Village council meeting will be held Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. at the Elida Village Hall. The Elida Village offices are located at 200 W. Main Street with the entrance on Plum St.
— Claude Paxton, Elida Village Councilor