RR Donnelly will have to pay a $132,345 water bill to Danville after a request to give the industry a $55,764 discount was turned down by the City Commission Monday.
Commissioners denied the request because the plant is outside the city limits and had requested the discount based on rates for industry inside the city limits. There is no rate structure in place for that.
An industry inside the city limits pays $384.05 for 20,000 cubic feet of water.
The same industry outside the city limits pays $844.91 for the same amount of water.
The only way to give the discount, City Manager Darrell Blenniss said, would be to change the amount of water used, which would be giving away the water.
The city ordinance expressly forbids giving water away. That requirement is part of the bonding agreement the city has made with the state and federal governments and its bond holders.