Why are area water rates so high?
The question piggybacks off of city officials approving the installation of new water meters.
Sandusky engineer Aaron Klein provided the following answer:
No. I have not compared our rates to other areas.
I can say that we are contemplating a rate study to look into our rates and that this will assuredly be a line of required work by the consultant.
I can also state that a lot goes into sewer and water costs as far as upkeep of existing equipment and infrastructure that are not typically thought of by the general public.
Finally, the rate study will analyze how our current sewer rates could be affected by the requirements of the Ohio EPA through the general plan process and how our current water rates could be affected by contracts with the county. Unfortunately, I can't be any more specific until the rate studies are completed.