Public utility raising fees |

Public utility raising fees

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District board will consider two ordinances Wednesday that, if passed, will make building a new house in Truckee slightly more expensive.

Current proposals on the table for tonight’s board meeting have the district raising water facilities fees, used to beef up the utility’s system to offset the additional demand generated by a house or commercial property ” from $1.56 to $1.64 per square foot of habitable living space.

Also on the table is an increase in the water connection charges from $1,040 to $1,090, a result of increasing prices for materials, according to Water Utility Director Ed Taylor.

Typically the district’s water connection charges are reevaluated on a yearly basis to keep up with current prices for labor and materials. The facilities fees, on the other hand, are only adjusted after the district updates its Master Plan.

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