The Clifton Park Water Authority has approved changes to the water rate and water rate structure, which will take effect January 1, 2013. The water rate structure, which is currently a three-tiered system, will be changed to a two-tiered system, with water used up to 60,000 gallons per quarter billed at the base rate, and all water over 60,000 gallons billed at twice the base rate. The base water rate will increase by 6.5% to $3.76 per thousand gallons. A 5% increase in the Basic Service Charge will also take effect at that time, bringing the charge for a standard 3/4" meter to $16.17 per quarter. These changes will be applied to all water bills sent out after January 1, 2013.