NEBRASKA CITY – Jeff Kohrs of Nebraska City Utilities told city commissioners Monday that expenses for electrical, natural gas and wastewater service are outpacing revenue.
He told Finance Commisisoner Gloria Glover that electrical revenue is up $56,000 over last year, but costs are up $247,000. Kohrs said the increase in cost include $182,000 to purchase electric power. The utility also spent $29,000 in tree trimming.
In the natural gas department, revenue was up $13,000, but costs are up $62,000. Kohrs said the expenses reflect cost to purchase natural gas.
Wastewater revenue year-to-year is down about $40,000, while costs have gone up $100,000.