The board now thinks the estimated Monthly Base Rate will be $119 ($15 reduction) and the estimated Water Rate to be $7.50 ( $1 increase). A household using 3,000 Gal/month would then cost about $142.
The board voted to table the water dock issue in Phase 1 but we will consider it in future phases.
This chart will show how additional subscribers will bring down cost.
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Having water delivered to you via delivery service is more expensive than the water system would be.
Hauling water could be close to the same cost as the Monthly payments. Ken Spence (Board Member) would spend about the same as Monthly payments if he had to haul from Durango which was the case last year, provided the City of Durango rates stay the same.
The value of your house would probably increase by at least the amount of the subscription fee.
If you would like to help sign up additional subscribers please click here for maps to help find those that might be your neighbor that has not signed up yet along with other information.
La Plata West Water Authority (LPWWA) is pleased to announce the commitment of a long term loan and grant funding from USDA Rural Development for the Phase 1 portion of the water project. The letter of conditions defining the terms of the funding includes a list of requirements to be completed within 6 months, and prior to bidding of the project. This phase will bring water to subscribers who have already submitted subscription fees, with the ability for additional signups to occur, which will help lower monthly costs for everyone on the system. For updates keep visiting our website at lpwwa.org, facebook or contact us at 970-403-5790