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City approves 10% water rate

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The Ellis County Press

FERRIS – The city council unanimously approved water rate increases to its over 700 utility bill holders since the past increase in 2006.

The City of Ferris purchases water from Rockett who increased their rates by 15.5 percent.

"We buy our water from Rockett and sewage to increase another 10-percent down the line we will be eating our own costs for about six months," said Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Pardue.

Rates as follows: 2-12,000 gallons Now: $3.60 New: $4.16; 2,000 to 42,000 Now: $ 4.60 New: $5.31; 42,000 and up Now: $ 5.60, New: $6.47

Base rate for residential monthly water will increase to $20 from $19.

"We will not be going up officially on the bill until about another two months when we have done the necessary outreach notifying all consumers," said Pat Bradley, city secretary.

Water Rates

2-12,000 gallons

Current $3.60 New: $4.16

12k to 42k

Current: $ 4.60 New: $5.31 42k and up

Current $ 5.60 New : $6.47

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