September 2018 Rate Increase

The Community Investment

West View Water Authority is undertaking several new projects that are essential in order to meet our commitment to public health and to maintain a high level of reliability for our water system.  The investments total $16.7 million over the next three years and include:

 

  • Water main/service line replacements.

 

  • Improvements to the Neville Island Treatment Plant.

 

  • A tank maintenance program that will extend the useful life of our water tanks, enabling us to avoid replacement costs for a longer period and keeping costs lower for our customers.

 

  • As in the case for all water utilities, regulatory requirements and other factors have caused our operating costs to go up.

 

Effective September 1, 2018, the cost of water will increase to $6.98 per 1,000 gallons, which does not include the meter charge.  For a typical residential customer, using 5,000 gallons of water per month, the current bill totaling $34.68 per month will increase by $10.65.

 

Although the increase is sizable, The Authority’s rates will remain lower than about a third of other water utilities in the region.  Utilities whose rates are lower than ours will leapfrog West View Water Authority in the coming months and years as they replace lines and make similar system upgrades.

 

Questions??  Click the link below for common questions asked regarding the rate increase.

 

FAQ’s – September 2018 Rate Increase

 

Still have questions??  You can contact our Customer Service Department at 412-931-3500  or 412-364-1257 during our normal office hours.

 

 

Customer Charges – Effective September 1, 2018

Meter Size Monthly
5/8″ $10.43
3/4″ $11.95
1″ $15.04
1.25″ $22.72
1.5″ $22.72
2″ $31.74
3″ $52.87
4″ $83.19
6″ $158.71
8″ $253.92
10″ $368.77

 

 

 

Volumetric Charges – Effective September 1, 2018

Per Month Per 1,000 Gallons
First 15,000 gallons $6.98
Next 285,000 gallons $6.11
All Over 300,000 gallons $5.09

 

 

 

Public Hydrants – Effective September 1, 2018

Public Hydrants        $ 321.24 per annum

 

 

 

Private Fire Protection Facilities – Effective September 1, 2018

Private Fire Hydrants $ 257.16 per annum

 

 

 

Private Fire Lines  – Effective September 1, 2018

Fire Line Size Annual Charge
2″    $119.28
3″    $272.40
4″    $478.92
6″ $1,088.52
8″ $1,937.64
10″ $3,026.04
12″ $4,353.96
16″ $7,739.98