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Public utility raises fees

Paul Raymore
Sierra Sun

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District board voted unanimously to raise water facilities fees and connection charges Wednesday evening, meaning the cost of building a new house in town will go up an average of $214 for a 2,048 square foot home, the average size used by the district in its calculations.

Water facilities fees ” used to beef up the utility’s system to offset additional demand generated by a house or commercial property ” were raised from $1.56 to $1.64 per square foot of habitable living space. Connection charges, which reflect the cost of connecting a business or residence to the district’s water lines, went from $1,040 to $1,090 per building with a standard sized meter.

According to Water Utility Director Ed Taylor, the district’s water connection charges are typically reevaluated on a yearly basis to keep up with current prices for labor and materials. The facilities fees are only adjusted after the district updates its Master Plan.


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