by Tom Lotshaw
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January 30, 2014
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Changes pitched for Douglas County water customers in basin

Douglas County officials are rolling out a package of proposed water rate changes for their Cave Rock, Skyland and Zephyr Water Utility District customers in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

For most residential customers, consolidating the three water utilities leads to a lower monthly rate of $96.61 starting July 1. That base rate would increase by about $4 per year over the next four years, topping out at $113.02 per month in 2019 as county general fund subsidies for the water operations are phased out.

That base rate could pay only for operations and maintenance and existing debt service costs, according …

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