Information regarding the water rate increase
Last year the City contracted an independent company to conduct a water rate study. The results of the rate study showed that Zion was well behind the average water rate for the area and well below the rate needed to maintain and improve operations and capital infrastructure of our system. The recommendation to the City was to increase the rates over multiple years to begin to address the shortfall. On October 5, 2021 the City Council passed an ordinance increasing the water rate to $9.70 per 1,000 gallons starting with January 2022 billings. As an example, if you used 4,000 gallons of water, your water charge will show $38.80 on your bill.