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Posted on February 19, 2018 at 12:48 PM by Heather Reich
Could you define the Great Recession in a simple paragraph? A quick search on Google reveals that the Great Recession is a term representing the sharp decline in economic activity during the late 2000s, which is generally considered the largest downturn since the Great Depression – officially lasting from December 2007 to June 2009, followed by the global recession in 2009.
While it has been nine years since the official end of the Great Recession, the impacts of this challenging time continue to affect Weston Municipal Utility customers. How so? While the answer is a lot more detailed and complex, the answer could be appropriately summarized with a simple phrase – deferred maintenance.
There is a lot of conversation happening in the community right now about utility rates. This is appropriate since Weston Municipal Utilities has three big initiatives underway right now, which are getting a lot of public attention. These projects include:
My observations tell me most folks are interested in the water rate case and its potential effect on utility rates. Others are naturally skeptical when local government provides notice of considering rate increases. Recently, I received some questions from customers after the below post was published on Nextdoor last week.
It is the Village’s desire to make all our public activities as easily understood as possible. Therefore, let me try and explain what has been happening, behind the scenes with Weston Municipal Utilities.
Table 1: What Your Water Utility Dollars Pays For! 2017 Budget & Rate Application
Table 2: What Your Sewer Utility Dollars Pays For! 5 Year History 2013-2017
Table 3: Central Wisconsin Water Quarterly Utility Rates
Table 4: Central Wisconsin Sewer Quarterly Utility Rates
Table 5: Central WI Water/Sewer Combined Quarterly Utility Rates
Reports regarding the Village’s 2019 – 2023 Capital Improvement Plans, as well as, utility maintenance items are available on the Village’s website at http://www.westonwi.gov/administrator
Of course, if you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Weston Municipal Center at 715-359-6114 or by email at email@example.com.