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Dothan Utilities Proposed Rate Increase and 
Ordinance Modifications

The City of Dothan conducted a public hearing on Thursday, July 30, 2015 to discuss the proposed changes to the Dothan Utilities Code of Ordinances. 

During those meetings, representatives of Dothan Utilities provided an overview of how the proposed rate increases and code modifications would address the following:

• Electric and wastewater charges

• Customer deposits and fees

• Provide additional benefits to the Dothan Utilities Customers

• Make into law the operating policies that are currently in place

• Clean-up the current code by clarifying and updating terms (capitalization, wording, etc.)

With the proposed electric rate increase, the twelve month average increase to a residential customer’s bill will be approximately $1.31 based upon 1,479 kWh usage (average residential power usage). For wastewater, the proposal is for an annual increase of $0.75 to the existing sewer rate per 1,000 gallons of metered water over the next three years. Therefore, a customer using 6,000 gallons of water each month, will see an increase in their monthly sewer bill of $4.50. For example, where the sewer portion of 6,000 gallon bill is currently $29.64, there

will be an increase to $34.14 in October 2015. In October of 2016, that same bill will become $38.64, and in October 2017, $43.14.

In order to ensure that citizens fully understand the proposed changes, the City of Dothan is providing the 
following pdf documents:

• Overview of Dothan Utilities Rate Changes

• Ordinance with Proposed Changes (35 pages)

• Summary of the Proposed Ordinance Changes (3 pages)

• PowerPoint of the Electric Cost of Service and Rate Design Study

• Sewer Cost Comparison Graph

Cassandra H. Milton
Community Relations Specialist
Ph: (334) 615-3107
Fax: (334) 615-3129
Cell: (334) 797-9951

Anita J. Robertson
Administrative Secretary
Ph: (334) 615-3128

126 N. Saint Andrews St.
Suite 201
Dothan, AL 36303

P.O. Box 2128
Dothan, AL 36302

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