By Willie Howard
Boynton Beach Utilities could provide water to Hypoluxo residents at lower rates than town residents and business owners currently pay to Manalapan.
That’s according to a rate comparison presented to Hypoluxo council members at their Aug. 17 meeting by Boynton Beach Utilities Director Colin Groff.
According to Groff’s chart, a Hypoluxo homeowner with a 5/8-inch water meter pays a monthly base charge of $42.85 to Manalapan plus $2.34 per 1,000 gallons of water used.
The same homeowner would pay a $12.35 monthly base charge plus $1.65 per 1,000 gallons to Boynton Beach Utilities, according to Groff. (Boynton Beach’s water rates go up after the first 9,000 gallons to encourage conservation.)
“It was a very informative presentation, and I’ll be interested to hear the presentation by Manalapan,” Hypoluxo Vice Mayor Michael Brown said.
Manalapan officials are scheduled to make a water-supply presentation to the Hypoluxo council on Oct. 19