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Check washer hoses regularly for cracks that could result in leaks. Better yet - install a new set of burst-proof hoses. They are steel wrapped and are less vulnerable to vibration. Include an ENERGY STAR® washing machine in your purchase and your clothes will be cleaner and your laundry room floor will stay dry.

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Fort Collins Utilities 2019 Electric, Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Rates

Posted on: Nov-21-2018

Fort Collins Utilities regularly reviews its rates through cost-of-service studies that reflect the costs of providing reliable and quality electric, water, wastewater and stormwater services. Typically, City Council approves rates by ordinance in November and the rates go into effect in January.

As a community-owned, not-for-profit utility, rates provide the revenue required to deliver reliable services, including ongoing maintenance, infrastructure improvements and capital projects throughout Fort Collins.

In 2019, electric rates will increase an average of 5 percent (varies slightly by rate class), with 3.6 percent for electric distribution infrastructure improvements and 1.4 percent for increased wholesale power costs.

Stormwater rates will increase 2 percent to allow for infrastructure improvements to continue to minimize flood hazards.

Water and wastewater rates will not increase in 2019.

To help offset costs and lower monthly utility bills, Fort Collins Utilities offers a variety of conservation and efficiency programs, including rebates and home efficiency and business assessments. See details at .

Learn about Utilities Affordability Portfolio, including the Income-Qualified Assistance Program, Payment Assistance Fund and Medical Assistance Program at .

For more information on residential rates, visit

Commercial rates vary from residential rates and by rate class. For more information, contact an accounts representative at dXRpbGl0aWVzY3VzdG9tZXJhY2NvdW50c0BmY2dvdi5jb20= or visit . Find details on how to manage utility costs at .

Customers also may contact a customer service representative at 970-212-2900 or V/TDD 711.

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