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Water rates to go up for some in Placer County

Sierra Sun staff reports

Water rates for residents in Placer County’s Martis Valley are set to increase.

Following a public hearing Thursday, directors of the Placer County Water Agency approved increases in the agency’s 2007 water rates, fees and charges, effective Jan. 1.

In eastern Placer County’s Lahontan subdivision near Truckee, the agency’s Zone 4 customers will see a $2.53 monthly service charge increase, a 35 cent increase in the mandated program charge, and $2.30 increase in the renewal and replacement charge. The water usage charge will depend on actual water usage. A typical low-use water customer would pay a little more than $45 per month.

PCWA Director of Financial Services Joseph Parker said staff recommended the rate adjustments to help the water agency keep up with increasing costs for maintaining good levels of service, rebuilding aging system infrastructure, and paying for rapidly rising costs for construction materials.