On October 30, 2017, the Woodmen Hills Metro District Board of Directors approved the 2018 rate schedule, which includes small increases in the District’s various rates and fees.
The main factors necessitating the water and wastewater increases are the regulatory requirements, testing, and fees mandated by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Environmental Protection Agency. The District’s operation costs have also increased because of increases in the costs of utilities, chemicals, and maintenance of equipment and infrastructure.
The 2.49% increase in the Parks and Recreation fee is designed to cover various rising expenses to the department, such as health insurance, pool chemicals, minimum wage, and utilities. The 2.49% increase mirrors almost exactly the 2.5% increase in the Consumer Price Index for the year ending in January 2017.