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Water rate recovery starts March 1st.

On January 20th , the Talent City Council voted to establish a water rate recovery from 2002.  
Impact of Medford Water Commission Water Rate Increase
New water rates affective March 1st.
 
Meter Size In City Limits Outside City Limits
3/4" to 5/8" $16.14 $32.28
1" $35.64 $71.28
1 1/2" $68.14 $136.28
2" $143.00 $286.00
3" $247.00 $494.00
4" $364.00 $728.00
6" $689.00 $1,378.00
3001 - 6000 gallons $4.04 ($12.12) $8.08 ($24.24)
(Per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof).
6001 - 9000 gallons $4.44 ($13.32) $8.88 ($26.64)
(Per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof).
Over 9,000 gallons $4.84 ($14.52) $9.68 ($29.04)
(Per 1,000 gallons or fraction thereof).

Background:
The Medford Water Commission has approved a water rate increase effective January 1, 2016.  The estimated impact of this rate increase to the City of Talent is approximately $30,000 annually based on the City’s current water consumption.  Along with the increase from the Medford Water Commission, the City anticipates capital maintenance expenditures for the TAP Intertie of $95,000 over the next ten years.  The Medford Water Commission’s rate history is presented below.
 
MEDFORD WATER COMMISSION
OTHER CITIES WHOLESALE WATER RATES
               
  1-Mar-06 1-Mar-07 1-Mar-08 1-Mar-11 1-Mar-12 1-Mar-15 1-Jan-16
10" TAP
Master Meter
406.78 411.16 469.02 523.85 656.90 689.74 782.65
               
 
The City of Talent’s rate history is below:
 
  CITY OF TALENT
  INSIDE CITY CUSTOMER WATER RATE SCHEDULE
   
    15-May-02 20-Jul-07
Number of Customers by Meter Size Meter Size Monthly Base Rate
1,808 3/4" to 5/8" $16.14 $12.00
90 1" $35.64 $30.00
23 1 1/2" $68.14 $60.00
39 2" $143.00 $96.00
2 3" $247.00 $192.00
0 4" $364.00 $300.00
1 6" $689.00 $600.00
  Per 1,000 gallons
  3001 - 6000 gallons $4.04 $4.05
  6001 - 9000 gallons $4.44 $4.45
  Over 9,000 gallons $4.84 $4.85