Dec 9, 2015 2:50 PM by News Staff
Under state orders to conserve water, Paradise residents have risen to the challenge, and now it will cost them.
The Paradise Irrigation District adopted a new rate plan Tuesday night. It comes as a response to the revenue lost during mandatory drought conservation, and was adopted by the board of directors with a 4-1 vote.
The proposal puts all residential customers on an allotment of 13 water units for $54.31, with tiered penalties if they use more. The plan also includes an automatic service charge in 2018 and 2020.
Customers can expect to receive a written notice in the mail later this month.
A public hearing will be held on January 29 at 5 p.m. in the Paradise Irrigation District Boardroom. Community members are invited to come with any questions or concerns.
The new rates will not be implemented until after the January 29 hearing.