Water Service Rates
The 2024 Water Rate Schedule will go into effect February 1, 2024.
After discussion and consideration, the Board of Trustees voted to approve an increase to the District’s Water Rates at the November 28, 2023, public meeting. District staff reviewed operating costs and financial projections to determine a 4.5% rate increase was necessary. The rate increase will ensure sufficient funds are on hand to pay for increasing expenses and capital projects. Customers will notice the increase beginning with their February 2024 water bill. The impact to the average customer will be $2.00 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. Prices for utilities, supplies, products, and materials have continued to rise across the country. The same is 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 $18.15 to $18.35 per month. The usage charge will increase to $6.50 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.