Water Service Rates
The 2023 Water Rate Schedule went into effect January 1, 2023.
Following much discussion and careful consideration, the Board of Trustees voted to approve an increase to the District’s Water Rates at the October 25, 2022, public meeting. After reviewing operating costs and financial projections it was determined an 8% rate increase was necessary to ensure sufficient funds are on hand to pay for increasing expenses and capital projects. Customers will notice the increase beginning with their January 2023 water bill. The impact to the average customer will be $3.37 per month, based upon consumption of 4,500 gallons.
The rate adjustment is the result of ever-increasing costs to produce and deliver quality water. As you are probably aware, prices for utilities, supplies, products, and materials have continued to rise across the country at the highest rate in decades. The same reigns true for the District’s operating expenses including the parts and materials needed to keep our water system running properly and efficiently.
The District is continually tasked with keeping rates low while meeting the demands of aging infrastructure, rising inflation, and regulatory requirements. The District maintains over 650 miles of water mains, two water treatment facilities, twenty-eight water storage tanks and numerous pumping stations throughout the service area.
Customers may offset the rate increase through water conservation, water efficiency and cost-effective payment methods. The District offers free online bill pay for customers who select the electronic check option.
The minimum monthly charge (service availability charge) will increase from $16.80 to $18.15 per month. The usage charge will increase to $6.10 per 1,000 gallons used. If you have questions about the rate increase, your water bill, or other utility questions, please contact the District at 513-863-0828.