In early February, Huntsville residents were mailed and asked to complete an income survey to help establish Huntsville as a low income community. To date, only 68 out of 180 (38%) have been returned. Full participation is required and we are asking for your help. Your information will be kept confidential and no one from Huntsville will see your information.
The water plant was constructed eleven years ago and is in need of significant repairs and upgrades to meet state requirements. The costs could run into the millions of dollars.
We are seeking grants to help with the costs, but grants are based on a Median Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) formula. Without actual data from Huntsville Town residents, we will be grouped with all households within the 84317 zip code. That MAGI is $51,000 per year. Previous internal surveys have shown that the in town MAGI is lower.
At $51,000, our water rates would need to be raised to $80 per month in order for us to qualify for grants. The lower the MAGI, the lower our rates. With FULL PARTICIPATION, our potential water rate increase will be minimized.
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR SURVEY TODAY!