A South Coast community is considering major changes in its water, and wastewater rates.
A proposal to realign the City of Ventura’s rate structure would mean a $4.50 a month increase for the average single family home for the first year, and then an additional hike of $3.00 the second year.
Wastewater bills on average would drop by about $3.30 a month for the first year for the average single family home, and then increase by about $1.80 the second year.
The increase would go to help cover the costs of upgrades to the city’s aging utility infrastructure, and to try to have rates more proportionately reflect actual usage.
The city is holding a community meeting Wednesday night, at 6 p.m. to explain the proposal. It will take place at the City of Ventura’s Sanjon Road maintenance facility.
The City Council is scheduled to consider the proposal in May.