Eagle Point adds water base fee

Eagle Point, Ore., — Eagle Point residents will have to dig into their pocketbooks a little deeper.

City commissioners just approved a higher water base fee tonight.

The city is building a multi-million dollar reservoir near Riley Road.

The new reservoir will hold 1.8 million gallons of water, but to pay for it, they’re increasing the water base rate by four percent.

Luckily, the rate won’t go up all at once.

The city’s public works director, Robert Miller says, “We’re looking ahead to the future and so by doing incremental rates increases every year, our citizens and everyone who lives in Eagle Point and commercial aren’t faced with such a high increase all at one time.”

This means for residents who use about 9,000 gallons of water a month, it would cost them an additional $1.40.

The city has already started building.

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