Yarmouth Water District rates rising

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YARMOUTH — Water will become a more expensive commodity July 1 with an increase in Water District usage rates.

Residential customers of the district, which serves North Yarmouth and Yarmouth, will see the basic quarterly rate for 1,200 cubic feet of water used increase from $32.83 to $37.43, district staffer Jason Blake said.

Customers who use more than 1,200 cubic feet of water will be charged $3.06 per 100 cubic feet used up to 800 cubic feet. There are almost 7.5 gallons of water in each cubic foot, and Blake said most district customers to not exceed the first two tiers of quarterly use.

The rate increases, which will help pay principal and interest on the district’s new $2.25 million headquarters that opened last month on Sligo Road, should mean an average quarterly assessment between $45 and $50 for residential consumers, Blake said.

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