Water Surcharge Explained
On 10/18/2015 the Wapella village board passed a motion to add a $5 surcharge to each Water bill. This surcharge is intended to be used exclusively for water system improvements. The money collected is placed into a separate fund. The intended purpose of this fund is water main replacement. The first phase will cost the village about $500,000. The Village is also pursuing grants to help with the project, and having the surcharge on the water bills improves our chances of getting these grants.
All photos credit: Janis Ellis