Public hearing on water rate increases in Nampa happening Monday

Posted at 6:00 AM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 08:00:24-04

NAMPA, Idaho — The City of Nampa is holding a public hearing on proposed increases to domestic water rates on July 1.

The rates are estimated to increase to nine percent, which is less than two dollars per month for residential customers. That increase would start October 1.

Funds would help pay for improvements to Nampa's water infrastructure, including pipes, valves, pumps, wells and reservoirs. The improvements are part of Nampa's long-term plan to continue providing clean, safe drinking water to the community.

So far this year, Nampa has replaced one mile of domestic piping. The rate increases would allow for funding the 3.2 miles of piping needed each year.

Future increases were previously recommended to be made over the next few years to pay for improvements. For more information, head to the City of Nampa website.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Nampa City Hall.