Rate Structure Study

Why study and propose changes to the rate structure?

The District conducted the rate study as part of a periodic review to ensure all customers pay their fair share for the water services they receive. This is a comprehensive legal and financial evaluation process, as the rate structure establishes how costs are divided among 60,000+ customer accounts.

The primary factors for determining the proposed updates were fairness, affordability, understandability, and encouraging efficient water use while maintaining financial stability. Updates to the rate structure do not increase revenue for the District.

How we got here

The Board of Directors deliberated over the course of two years in order to present the proposed rate study changes. Below is all the associated documents and presentations.

DocumentsBoard Meeting Date
Board of Directors Meeting Minutes (PDF)October 17, 2018
Draft Administrative Record for Rate Structure Analysis (PDF)October 17, 2018
2019 Rate Review Assumptions (PDF)September 19, 2018
Rate Structure Analysis Update Docket (PDF)August 15, 2018
Rate Structure Analysis Update Docket (PDF)July 11, 2018
Rate Study Outreach Update Docket (PDF)June 20, 2018
Rate Structure Analysis Update Docket (PDF)March 21, 2018
Special Meeting - Untreated Water (PDF)February 28, 2018
Special Meeting - Untreated Water (PDF)January 31, 2018
Board Study Session - Rate Structure Study Update (PDF)November 3, 2017
Rate Structure Analysis Update Docket (PDF)
Presentation to Board by Raftelis (PDF)
October 18, 2017
Amendment to Consultant Agreement for Water Rate Structure Analysis (PDF)
September 20, 2017
Rate Structure Analysis Update (PDF)Presentation to Board by Raftelis (PDF)September 6, 2017
Rate Structure Study Update Docket (PDF)Presentation to Board (PDF)August 2, 2017
Rate Structure Study Update Docket (PDF)
Presentation to Board (PDF)
April 19, 2017
Rate Study Analysis Update Docket (PDF) 
Presentation to Board by Raftelis (PDF)
February 1, 2017