“FROM THE DESK OF THE GENERAL MANAGER”
March 11, 2019
CPI RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2019
On March 1, 2018, the Board of Directors approved Resolution 18-09, providing for adjustments and increases to the District’s water rates. This Resolution also provided that because the costs of providing water service may increase over time, beginning April 1, 2018 and each April 1 thereafter for a period of five years, the base rates, commodity rates, and water banking fees may be adjusted for inflation at the rate of the Consumer Price Index. The index used to determine the increase is the All Urban Consumers, All Items Index, Western Cities with population between 50,000 and 1,500,000 (“CPI-U”).
For 2019, the CPI increase is 2.9%; therefore, effective April 1, 2019, the base, commodity, and water banking fees will increase to:
Single Family Residence Base Water Rate. The Base Water Rate, which is charged per water meter to those that maintain a water meter, will be increased from $27.50 to $28.30 per month.
Commercial Customer Base Rate. Commercial customers include commercial, industrial, multi-family residential, institution, and Golden Highlands HOA. The Base Water Rate, which is charged per water meter to those that maintain a water meter, will be increased as follows:
Commercial Rate: Commercial Meter Size (diameter)
Commodity Rates. The District’s consumption-based water rate for Commercial users will be increased from $2.71 per 100cf to $2.79 per 100cf, up to and including 9 CCF (one-hundred cubic feet), and from $3.16 per 100cf to $3.24 per CCF over 9 CCF.
Water Banking Fee. The water banking fee, currently charged at the rate of $0.35 per 1 CCF, will not increase based on calculated CPI-U.