Hallsdale-Powell Utility District recommends not raising rates

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District recommends not raising rates

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Dozens of people showed up in protest at a monthly utility meeting last fall. Dozens of people showed up in protest at a monthly utility meeting last fall.

POWELL (WATE) - Customers of the Hallsdale-Powell Utility District (HPUD) will likely not see a hike in rates as part of the upcoming budget.

HPUD management announced Monday they would recommend to the Board of Commissioners on March 18 that no rate increase be approved for the upcoming budget.

"We've worked hard to control costs," says HPUD General Manager Darren Cardwell. "In addition, we seized an opportunity to refinance some bonds at a lower interest rate. That freed up funds that we can use to help hold rates steady."

All three commissioners have been briefed individually about the plan and are supportive.

They will discuss and vote on it as a group at their next monthly meeting which is set for March 18 at 6 p.m. at the utility's headquarters on Cunningham Road.

High rates have been an issue for the utility in recent months. In October, thousands of people signed a petition protesting the constantly-increasing rates.

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