Scottsbluff residents could see change in utility rates

The proposed change will be discussed at the next city council meeting
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 5:57 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - The City of Scottsbluff could be changing its utility rates depending on the outcome of the next city council meeting.

The City of Scottsbluff is looking to change the rates for its utility services, with city officials hoping the proposed change can make understanding fees easier for residents.

The proposed change would have residents pay a $1.71 per one thousand gallons of water used and see a decrease in the minimum charge based on water meter size. Additionally, residents would see a decreased minimum charge for wastewater from $24.28 to $20.51 with residents seeing a change of $2.79 per one thousand gallons.

Also in the proposal, changes to the trash rates with a single family home with one trash would increase from $24.64 to $25.38 and a single family home with two trash cans would increase from $56.36 to $58.05.

“We want our rate payers to be able to look at our fee structure and be able to make great sense out of it, so what we have done is we are going to have a set service charge, its going to be a little bit of a reduction from what they paid in the past,” City Manager Kevin Spencer said.

The proposed changes would not take effect until after the city council votes on it during its next city council meeting. The city can be contacted at 308-632-4136 with any questions.