The Vance County Water Board approved an increase in the water usage rate at their meeting June 6th. The base fee of $30 will remain the same and the usage rate will increase from $7.19 to $9.14 per 1,000 gallons. The average user using 3,250 gallons will see an increase of $6.34 per month on their bill.
The increase is necessary to cover 3 separate increases from the City of Henderson in the water purchase rate since April 2015 and is necessary to begin addressing the debt from the water system construction. The District is actively seeking additional customers to help in meeting the system’s construction debt in the future.