Gardner is currently updating studies on electric and wastewater utilities.
In 2015, City’s Growth Management Strategy was approved and includes growth south of I-35. As a result of this, the water and wastewater master plans were updated in 2017 and several capital improvement projects were identified related to capacity and infrastructure.
“These studies are intended to determine if the current rate structure will assure adequate revenues for operations, debt service, capital improvements and bond covenant requirements to support the Growth Management Strategy.,” said Gonzalo Garcia, utilities director.
The studies are funded by each utility division and the cost should have no impact on ratepayers.
The studies will determine if an increase in the forseeable future is necessary, Garcia said. Results and recommendations should be completed by year end.