The current water rates were approved by City Council on November 7, 2017. Rate modifications were recommended based on the 2017 Cost of Service Study. Water rates have taken effect on January 1, 2018 and first appeared on the February 2018 billing statements.
The 2017 Cost of Service Study analyzed historical consumption data, costs to treat and deliver potable water and determined revenue requirements to fully recover the cost to operate the City's water utility service. Water rates for both the fixed meter charge and variable consumption charges were established for a five-year period. Additionally, a wholesale water supply charge was established to decouple the wholesale water costs from the City's rate structure. The water supply charge is subject to annual adjustment based on actual water costs from the City's suppliers. For more information and to review documents relevant to this process, click here.
2018 Sewer Cost of Service Process
The City will initiate a comprehensive Cost-of-Service Study in 2018 to examine the costs to provide wastewater services. The Study will examine the costs and revenue requirements to operate and maintain the City's wastewater infrastructure.
Ever wonder why your water rates are going up, even though you're using less? Good question!
To review historical documentation for the water and sewer rates, click here.