Crawford County commissioners are likely to vote to raise some water rates in August, following an earlier failed vote to increase rates, Crawford County Manager Pat Kelly said Thursday.
Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to advertise a vote to raise the cost of the first 1,000 gallons from $26.50 to $29 per month, a $2.50 increase. That vote is scheduled to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Paul Coverdale Room of the new courthouse.
In a split vote two weeks ago, commissioners rejected a proposal to raise the rates by the same amount and also to raise the cost of an additional 1,000 gallons from $3.75 to $4.25. Kelly said the price will remain $3.75.
With a new $25-per-property hydrant fee and the minimum water system cost, the water system should be within a few thousand dollars of breaking even, Kelly said. It had been losing about $220,000 per year.