CCWD Initiates Water Rate Structure Study

The Contra Costa Water District is currently evaluating its rate structure.  This Water Rate Structure Study is a technical analysis, conducted by an outside contractor, to recommend changes to the existing rate structure as appropriate.  The guiding principles for this Study are as follows: 

·        Ensure financial sufficiency and stability

·        Provide affordable water for essential use

·        Allocate costs equitably

·        Encourage efficient water use

·        Enhance customer understanding of the rate structure

Customers will have opportunities to view updated information as the Study progresses by attending CCWD's Board of Director meetings and/or referencing this page. To date, the Board has received five updates and materials from those updates are linked below and has extended its schedule to develop a rate proposal in 2019.

·        February 1, 2017:  Kick-off of Water Rate Structure Study

o   Board docket
o   Presentation to Board

·        April 19, 2017:    Water Rate Structure Study Update

o   Board docket (and attached staff report)
o   Presentation to Board (given by CCWD staff)

  August 2, 2017: Water Rate Structure Study Update

September 6, 2017: Update on Rate Structure Analysis
September 20, 2017: Amendment to Consultant Agreement for Water Rate Structure Analysis

The Study timeline has been extended, and will now be used to develop the 2019 rate proposal to be considered by the Board in January 2019. Below is the updated schedule to complete the Study and rate proposal:

September 6, 2017

  • Present rates structure initial results to CCWD Board of Directors
October 18, 2017
  • Review of alternate rate structure updates.
March 2018
  • Board review of updated rate structure, with comparison to the rates adopted in January 2018
June 6, 2018
  • Board review of updated alternative rate structure
July 11, 2018
  • Board Review/adoption of revised rate structure
October 2018
  • 2019 rate setting process begins, using alternative rate structure
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