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Price hike: One Oklahoma town may soon see higher water bills

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MOORE, Okla. – Residents in one  Oklahoma town may soon see higher water bills.

According to a press release from the City of Moore, the city council has approved the following utility rate changes:

Residential accounts 

  • water will begin billing at 1,000 gallons instead of 2,000 gallons.
  • Consumption exceeding 20,000 gallons-per-month will be $5.23 per 1,000 gallons.
  • Poly carts will increase $1.00 per month for those with more than one cart.

Commercial accounts – No change

Example:  25k gallons                                      Current                  New rates

Base rate                                                             $9.50                        $9.50

Water consumption first 2,000 gallons                 0.00                          3.00

Water consumption next 18,000 gallons            54.00                         54.00

Water consumption next 5,000 gallons              15.00                         26.15

Total                                                                    $78.50                      $92.65  

Garbage accounts                                               $4.75                         $5.75 for all carts after first cart


Officials say these changes will take effect with billings after June 30, 2014.

The City of Moore says the primary reason for the rate increase is to match the rates charged by the City of Oklahoma City for the purchase of water.