Water Rates Changing In Palm Beach

Palm Beach County water customers will see savings in their bills.

County commissioners approved a change to water rates, as the water utilities department conducted a study to find that non-residential customers were "not paying their fair share," Kenny Rampersad, director of finance and administration for the department.

Residents who got service from the Glades Utility Authority were paying more for their water,because the authority did not differentiate between customers in single-family homes and multi-family residences.

The county then reduced those rates by 6.5%, after which the county's utility customers will be under one rate.

Customers serviced by the county's utility who live in condos, apartment complexes and duplexes will "all see significant savings in the east and the west," Rampersad said.

The rates depend on how much water a customer uses and the size of the meter.

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