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Cost of water to increase

A load of water will set you back $90, come April 1.

The Bermuda Water Truckers Association announced that the price would increase by $10.

The rise reflected the cost of doing business on the Island, BWTA president Russ Ford said.

“We’re working with increasing fuel costs. The fact is that everything is getting more expensive, including electricity and spare parts for our trucks.

“We want to make sure that everyone has advance notice so that the public can plan their finances accordingly and prepare for the summer, when we may have a shortage of rainfall.”

The association’s members voted to increase the cost of a load from $80 to $90 at a recent meeting.

The Island has consistently experienced below-average rainfall over the last six months but has not reached shortage levels, according to meteorologists.

Bermuda Weather Service had recorded a total of 6.01in of rain this year, more than four inches below the usual year-to-date level of 10.13in.

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Published February 29, 2012 at 9:05 am (Updated February 29, 2012 at 9:04 am)

Cost of water to increase

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