ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (February 6, 2017) – If your home or business is located on a road that is served by the City of Hickory/Alexander County water system, and you would like to connect to the water line, please be advised that the tap fee will double on July 1.
Water tap charges actually increased in Hickory on January 1, but due to an incentive, potential Alexander County water customers will pay the former rate through June 30.
The discounted water tap charges are: $1,066 (3/4” meter), $1,980 (1” meter), $4,229 (1.5” meter), $5,190 (2” meter), $17,430 (3” meter), $21,814 (4” meter), $33,940 (6” meter), and $43,294 (8” meter). Once the incentive expires on July 1, total tap costs will be double these amounts.
In addition, current Alexander County water customers have likely noticed a difference in their water bill as the rates have been unified for all customers. The new water rate contains a customer charge of $8.74 and an availability charge of $22.24, for a base bill total of $30.98. An additional $3.02 is charged for every 1,000 gallons of water used.
For more information, contact the City of Hickory Public Utilities at (828) 323-7427.