What do utility rate increases fund?

Utility rates provide revenue to operate water, sewer and storm water infrastructure; operate and maintain water and wastewater treatment facilities; and inspect and maintain equipment. Rate revenue also covers the cost to recycle valuable resources from the City’s wastewater process, including providing reclaimed water for irrigation. As well, the utility rate proposal protects the City’s credit rating to continue obtaining favorable interest rates on money borrowed for capital improvements.

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1. Why are rate increases and connection charges needed?
2. What types of programs will be funded through the new rates and connection charges?
3. What do utility rate increases fund?
4. What are connection charges?
5. What do connection charges fund?
6. How do Snoqualmie’s rates compare to other nearby cities?