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Great Basin Requests Rate Increase

The Great Basin Water Company is requesting to increase its monthly rates for water and sewer service to recover money for completed projects.

The Pahrump Valley Times reportsthe request was sent to the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, which includes an increase of almost $450,000 to its annual revenue, and to increase residential and commercial water rates by nearly 37 percent.

According to Tom Oakley, spokesman for the Great Basin Water Company, the company is seeking to recover money for projects that have already been done.

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Some of those projects include things like generators, lift stations and Mountain Falls tank painting. Residential users who currently use up to 6,000 gallons of water per month pay $1.28 per 1,000 gallons, under the proposed increase, their rate would go to $1.74 per 1,000 gallons.

Oakley didn’t say whether the commission plans to conduct public meetings in Pahrump.