City water bills going up in 2022

Steve Smith
ssmith@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 12/7/21

Get ready to pay more for utilities in 2022.  During a Fort Lupton City Council town hall on Nov. 30, Fort Lupton Finance Director Leann Perino said water rates should increase by at least 6 …

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City water bills going up in 2022

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Get ready to pay more for utilities in 2022. 

During a Fort Lupton City Council town hall on Nov. 30, Fort Lupton Finance Director Leann Perino said water rates should increase by at least 6 percent.

This would be the first water-rate increase in town since 2019, she said. Perino thought sewer rates would remain constant. 

“We’re collecting more than enough in sewer fees,” she said. “it’s the water piece where we’re barely squeaking by. The cost of everything is going up, and that fund (the water side) is definitely going to need an increase.” 

The most recent water rate schedule shows a base fee of $28.85, an augmentation surcharge of $2.90 and a system maintenance fee of $2.90. Potable water fees range from $4.98 for the first 12,000 gallons of use to $7.82 for use in excess of 20,000 gallons. Non-potable fees range from $2.50 for the first 12,000 gallons to $3 for more than 20,000 gallons. 

Equipment request 

Coyote Creek Golf Course General Manager Mike Fish would like a new piece of equipment, a dump trail 

“We’ve been trying to buy a trailer. We’re trying to redo the bunkers on (hole) 18,” he told council. “We’re looking for equipment that can haul bigger amounts of material.” 

The city’s parks department has one, “but it’s battery-operated,” Fish said. “This one runs on hydraulics.” 

The cost is north of $10,000 and isn’t part of this year’s budget. 

“What are you going to do to make up the money? Stieber asked. 

“We’ve had a lot of rounds of golf in November because it’s been 70 degrees outside,” Fish said. 

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