Enquirer Article: Facts About Water Rates
Today’s Cincinnati Enquirer reported incorrect information regarding increasing costs for water.
Greater Cincinnati Water Works was granted a 7.25% rate increase by Cincinnati City Council --not a 7.5% rate increase as reported in The Cincinnati Enquirer.
The average local residential customer uses about 4,220 gallons of water per month. Based on local water usage, the 7.25% rate increase will add less than 4-cents a day or $1.12 per month to the average residential water bill. That’s about $13.66 more for the year– not $50 as reported in the Cincinnati Enquirer. National industry standard water usage is 18,700 gallons per quarter. That’s about 5 cents a day or about $18 a year more for water.
Your water bill pays to keep your water safe, reliable and there for you whenever you need it.