What do West Fargo residents pay in comparison to Fargo residents?

A residence with a ¾” meter would pay about $52 in Fargo for 4,000 gallons of water and sewer service in a month. The same customer in West Fargo would pay $61. The difference comes from how the two cities fund infrastructure, with Fargo using revenues outside the utilities, such as sales tax, to offset water and sewer infrastructure costs. The City of West Fargo’s sales tax collection is not large enough to subsidize utility payments in this way.

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1. What do the rates actually pay for?
2. Why did the rate change?
3. What is a Cost of Service Analysis (COSA) and how does it work?
4. What is the basis of a Fixed Charge?
5. What is the Usage Charge based on?
6. Do you pay more if you use more water?
7. How did you decide how many gallons were in each tier?
8. Are businesses and apartments subject to the same increases?
9. Will bills go up for those who use the same or less amount of water?
10. Will the new water rates make watering the lawn too expensive?
11. If rates are increasing this year, why are they increasing again next year?
12. How will the City announce the rate changes?
13. Will rent go up in apartments due to this?
14. Is there an opportunity to find assistance for those on a fixed income?
15. What do West Fargo residents pay in comparison to Fargo residents?
16. When does this go into effect?
17. Where can I view the new water and sewer rates?
18. How will I be billed if I use the City of West Fargo's sewer system but not the water system?
19. Why does the City of West Fargo use water usage to calculate sewer charges?