The Village completed a comprehensive Water & Wastewater Rate Study and is proposing to increase the Water Rate 8% and the Wastewater Rate 13% in 2017 and again in 2018 for the following reasons:
*Provide Sufficient Revenues for Operation and Maintenance
*Meet Future Capital Replacement and Improvement Needs
*Eliminate Budget Deficits and Maintain Sufficient Reserves
Archbold’s Water and Wastewater Rates continue to be below other communities in the region and our rates are consistently below the Statewide Average by 32%.
This Chart shows the impact the proposed increase will have on consumption of 1,000 gallons per month up to 15,000 gallons per month. A household using 4,000 gallons per month would see an increase of $4.69 per month in 2017 and $5.23 per month in 2018.
Village Council & Administration take seriously the enormous responsibility to care for these essential public utilities. We realize that increase are not popular, but it would be irresponsible to ignore deficits and risk delivery of these vital public services.
Click here to review the Rate Study Presentation.