Adopted 2015- 2017 Utility Rate Increases (water, wastewater and solid waste)


What do water, wastewater, and solid waste rates fund?

The City provides water, wastewater (sewer), and solid waste (solid waste rates include street-sweeping services) service to more than 39,000 customers (residential and commercial). The City Charter requires all utilities to be financially self-sufficient. Monthly charges paid by customers are the primary source of revenue.

 

All revenue from utility bills fund maintenance and operation of the utilities. Revenue is not used for other general government purposes. Revenues must meet costs such as purchasing raw water, energy, chemicals, rehabilitation and replacement of equipment/infrastructure, maintenance, regulatory costs, and salaries. Utility rates are calculated to: 1) recover costs reasonably borne to provide services; 2) are equitable to all customer classes; 3) are proportionate to the cost of providing services attributable to the parcels within each customer class; and 4) recover the City’s fixed costs of operating and maintaining the treatment plants and collection/distribution systems.

2017 Approved Rate Proposal 
City Council approved a rate adjustment for water, wastewater and solid waste services will generate a total monthly  utility  bill increase of about $5.09 effective July 7, 2017 and $5.42 beginning July 1, 2018. This is an average 5.4 percent increase for all three utilities in the first 12 months, and an additional 5.5 percent the following year.
 

Bill Estimates for Typical Residential Customers (Monthly)

Rate adjustment are approximate. Actual bills may vary due to rounding.  

Proposed Rate Increases 2017-2019 - Impact on Typical Residential Customer


Current FY 16/17 Bill

Approximate Proposed FY 17/18 Rate Adjustment (2)

 FY17/18 Estimated Increase (eff.7/1/17)

FY 17/18 Estimated Bill

Approximate Proposed FY 18/19 Rate Adjustment (2)

 FY18/19 Estimated Increase (eff.7/1/18)

FY 18/19 Estimated Bill

Water

$36.25

7%

$2.54

$38.79

7%

$2.74

$41.53

Wastewater

$34.70

6%

$2.08

$36.78

6%

$2.21

$38.99

Solid Waste

$23.40

2%

$0.47

$23.87

2%

$0.48

$24.35

Total(2)

$94.35

5.4%

$5.09

$99.44

5.5%

$5.42

$104.86

 (1) Rates are for a typical residential customer  using 1,200 cubic feet of water per month, flat rate sewer, single 90 gallon refuse bin, and single 90 gallon green waste bin.
(2) Rate adjustments are approximate. Actual charges may vary due to rounding.

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