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Pueblo City Council approves using water bills to gather money for road repairs

Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-10 19:30:07-04

PUEBLO – People living in Pueblo will soon see an extra fee on their water bill starting next year.

The Pueblo City Council decided Monday night that it will use water bills to charge residents road repair fees.  The fee will be included in people’s water bill each month starting January 1, 2019.

The Pueblo Street Repair Utility Enterprise was approved by voters last November, which would generate more than $1 million per year.

The city government spent close to a year on how it would figure out where the money would come from to support this fund.

“I mean, it just brings economic development. You bring people in here, you don’t want them bouncing up and down roads like that. In real estate, it is curb appeal and it is the same for the city as a whole,” Councilman Bob Schilling said.

The monthly fee is as follow according to the government:

  • Residential (per dwelling unit): $ 2.00
  • Small service business: $10.00
  • Restaurant, small retail, small institutional and small industrial 50.00
  • Large retail, large institutional, large industrial, and large service business: $100.00
If you want to read more about this ordinance, click here.