Current Utility Rate Structure. I have written four articles explaining the inequities in our current rate structure. I will address low volume water users in three customer classes, Single Family Homes, Individually Metered Condominiums and Commercial. There are approximately 3,000 customers in this category that use less than 5,100 gallons of water monthly. The current Rate Structure Base Charge for Water and Sewer is $62.43 per month. Had this City Council approved the proposed Rate Structure, the Base Charge for Water and Sewer would be $34.89 per month. That would have resulted in a reduction of the monthly base charge by $27.54; a 44% reduction. The rate structure has been a contentious item since we became a City and council does not want to upset the apple cart, therefore they continue to kick the can down the road and let the low volume users subsidize the high volume users.