To: FTMA Customers From: Jason Orsini, General Manager
Re: Retail Water Rate Increase
Effective January 1, 2017, the Findlay Township Municipal Authority retail water rate will increase by 9% from $8.34/1000 gallons to $9.09/1000 gallons of water consumed.
This increase was approved by the Findlay Township Board of Directors and helps offset a 12.6% increase that was passed on from our supplier in 2015, the Municipal Authority of Robinson Township. FTMA was able to absorb some of the increase last year with the additional water usage from CONSOL Energy; however, water usage from that customer has dramatically reduced and does not appear to be a very large contributor in 2017 as drilling operations have slowed down.
The rate increase will cost a family of four who uses 4000 gallons per month approximately $3.00 more a month.