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Temporary Drought Surcharge Proposal

Facing a third-consecutive dry year and severely reduced water supplies, Gov. Newsom in March issued an executive order to boost water conservation. The order calls on suppliers like CCWD to enter Stage 2 of their Water Shortage Contingency Plans (WSCP).

To comply with the state order, CCWD is implementing an updated drought program. On April 20, the CCWD Board of Directors Board activated Stage 2 of our WSCP, setting a water conservation goal of 15% and incorporating new water-use prohibitions to comply with statewide mandates. Reductions will be measured against 2020 water usage.

15% Temporary Drought Surcharge

On June 15, the Board held a public hearing and then adopted changes to the CCWD drought management program consistent with State directives, including a 15% drought surcharge to cover the costs from the drought impact, keeping the District financially sustainable during the drought. Temporary surcharge changes will take effect July 1, 2022.

Surcharge Incentive

The surcharge also provides an additional incentive for customers to conserve water. Households that reduce water use by 15% will be able to lower their water bill. Residential accounts using less than 200 gallons per day are considered to be efficient and may be provided a rebate using non-rate funds to offset the proposed drought surcharge.

How will the drought surcharge affect you?

View current rates to see how the drought surcharge could affect your water bill. For ways to save water, visit ccwater.com/drought for resources.