Proposed 2017 Restructure to Sewer Rates

Sewer Rate Restructure Information

CVWD is proposing to restructure sewer rates in a way that treats customers fairly and reflects the cost of sewer service.
CVWD has not raised its rates for sewer service since 2010 and is not proposing to increase the revenue it receives from sewer charges at this time. Rather, CVWD is proposing to restructure how the rates are calculated and to simplify the rates to reflect current customer demand, their water use and the amount of water sent into the sewer system by individual customers. If approved this restructure would result some customers paying less and others paying more for their sewer service fees.

Under the proposal, some residential customers will see a decrease, while some will see a small increase of about $1.44 per year.
Approximately, 40 percent of businesses and other non-residential customers will receive a decrease, while 60 percent will see an increase ranging from minimal to significant.

Customers who place the highest demand on the sewer system will receive the most significant increases.
For those who see increases, it will be the first time since 2010.

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How can I share my opinion on the proposed sewer rate changes
CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions on our online rate changes form. Please be advised that using this form does not meet the legal requirements for a formal protest.

Domestic (Drinking Water) Rate Information

In 2016, the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) board of directors approved domestic water rate increases and rate structure changes, the first rate increases for domestic water since 2010. The rate changes were based on a comprehensive Cost of Service Study and national industry standards. Volumetric rate increases and changes to the way household water budgets are calculated went into effect July 1, 2016. New fixed rates went into effect Nov. 1, 2016. The approved rates were less than originally proposed.

The Board will consider another increase in spring 2017.

Background information (please refer to the section above for the most current rate information)
Domestic Water
Canal Water
Replenishment Assessment Charges
Additional information for HOA customers
Legal notice regarding proposed five-year rate increase plan Domestic Water Fact Sheets Domestic Water Rates Current and Proposed Water Rates
The proposed five-year schedule for rate increases was mailed to all rate payers in 2016. The Board approved the first year of rate increases and will reconsider future increases each year based on updated financial information.

Tier

Existing Rate (per ccf) July 1, 2016

Proposed Rate (per ccf) July 1, 2017

Proposed Rate (per ccf) July 1, 2018

Proposed Rate (per ccf) July 1, 2019

Proposed Rate (per ccf) July 1, 2020

1 - Excellent

$0.95

$1.10

$1.27

$1.47

$1.59

2 - Efficient

1.32

1.53

1.77

2.05

2.21

3 - Inefficient

2.46

2.85

3.30

3.82

4.13

4 - Excessive

4.67

5.41

6.26

7.25

7.83

5 - Wasteful

6.13

7.10

8.22

9.52

10.28

How can I share my opinion on the proposed changes?
CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions on our online rate changes form. Please be advised that using this form does not meet the legal requirements for a formal protest.
  

Canal Water

 
On April 26, 2016, CVWD’s Board of Directors approved a rate increase for Canal water users that was modified from the original proposal. The Board approved Option B, outlined in this Board Action Item.

Canal Rate Report Legal notice regarding canal water rate increase

How can I share my opinion on the proposed changes?
CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions on our online rate changes form. Please be advised that using this form does not meet the legal requirements for a formal protest.

Canal Water Rates

Replenishment Assessment Charges


RAC Rate Report RAC Rates Legal notices regarding RAC rate increases Area of Benefit How can I share my opinion on the proposed changes?
CVWD customers can submit their comments and questions on our online rate changes form. Please be advised that using this form does not meet the legal requirements for a formal protest.