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The proposed revenue increase reflects the reality that our normal cost of doing business—purchasing water, operating treatment plants and maintaining a complex distribution system—continues to rise. The District continues to absorb the financial impacts of reduced water sales and increasing costs by limiting expenditures, implementing efficiencies, drawing down financial reserves, and refinancing debt. We review the costs to maintain the water system annually in order to determine the adjustments needed to rates and charges. The District’s goal is to set rates at a sufficient level to meet planned operations and continue replacing aging infrastructure.
• Replace aging water infrastructure: Our agency celebrated its 80th anniversary this year, but some of our facilities are even older. Reliable water service requires major investment in the maintenance and replacement of this aging infrastructure. The revenue increase helps pay for repair and replacement of critical infrastructure.
• Drought Recovery: To offset multi-year drought impacts, the District had to draw down both our financial reserves and water storage levels. It’s important we rebuild these safety nets to ensure reliable service during future challenging drought years.
• Customer service enhancements: We’re working on new and improved ways to provide information and service to help you manage your water use, pay your water bill and get what you need from your water system. The result is that, after considering all non-rate revenue sources, a revenue increase of up to 6% will be needed.
1. The District needs to inspect participating properties to ensure the landscapes are not being converted back to lawns.2. Front lawns are less likely to be play areas for children and pets compared to backyards. Therefore, front yard conversions are less likely to convert back to lawns than backyard conversions.3. Front lawns can ‘advertise’ to neighbors to do the same, so they act as marketing for the program.
Note: Conservation programs are a way for CCWD to help provide water supply for the future. As such, CCWD wants to make sure the savings remain into the future.
Plants must be listed on the CCWD approved plant list . Plants not found on this list will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Approved Plant List (PDF).
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