Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) is proposing to adjust water rates for some services for fiscal years 2022 through 2026.
CVWD has announced proposed rate increases and public hearings for domestic water, canal water service and for the Replenishment Assessment Charges (RAC) for groundwater producers in the East and West Whitewater River Subbasin Areas of Benefit
The Board of Directors April 20 approved mailing notices to domestic customers, mandated by Proposition 218, that discuss the need for rate increases and announced a public hearing at 8 a.m. June 8. If approved then by the Board, the rate increases for residential and commercial customers will take effect July 1.
Proposition 218 notices were sent March 12 to canal water service customers and on April 16 to those responsible for East or West Whitewater River Subbasin RAC payments.
Proposed changes for domestic water include increasing the monthly service charges for smaller meters and the Tier 3 consumption rate, and decreasing the Tier 1 and 2 consumption rates.
A cost of service study conducted since February 2020 found that the District’s operating costs are increasing faster than the current rates and charges can support.
A public hearing for proposed canal water rates is scheduled for 8 a.m. April 27. A public hearing for proposed RAC rate changes is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 2.
For more information on the proposed increases call (760) 391-9600 or log on to www.cvwd.org/ratechanges.
For information on how to provide comment at any of the meetings, refer to meeting agendas at CVWD.org/151/Board-Agendas. They will be posted at least 72 hours before each hearing. You can also contact the Clerk of the Board at (760) 398-2651 or at SBermudez@cvwd.org
Written protests should be mailed to Coachella Valley Water District, Attention: Clerk of the Board, P.O. Box 1058, Coachella, CA 92236.