Public Hearing on Potential Water Rate and Charge Increases
Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013
CCWD Board Room
1331 Concord Ave., Concord, CA 94524
A Public Hearing, where treated and untreated water revenue increases of up to 3.5 percent will be considered, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Public comments and written protests may be submitted to the District prior to and at the Public Hearing. You may send an e-mail or write a letter addressed to the "CCWD Board of Directors" at the address above.
|If the Board approves a 3.5% increase, the bill for a single-family residence with water use of
350 gallons per day would increase approximately $2.27 per month.
Following the Public Hearing, the Board will consider the adoption of the proposed revenue increases.
Please look here for more information on treated and untreated water revenue increase proposals.
Please send an e-mail or call (925) 688-8044 for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why did I receive this notice?
Each year, the Board reviews and applies an annual revenue adjustment in order to maintain service, operations and facilities. CCWD provides notification of any rate adjustment consideration to customers at least 45-days prior to a Board decision. At the January 2, 2013 meeting of the CCWD Board of Directors, the Board will consider a water revenue increase of up to 3.5%.
Why does CCWD review rates on an annual basis?
The Board's adopted rate policy set a goal to keep revenue adjustments at less than the rate of inflation. At the same time, annual adjustments maintain the revenue needed to sustain the conveyance and treatment infrastructure to ensure reliable delivery of safe, high-quality drinking water.
In 2013, operating costs are projected to increase 6%in part to support recent infrastructure investments. CCWD offset a portion of the increase through cost saving measures.
What do revenue increases fund?
Revenue increases ensure that sufficient funding is available to meet the District’s operating, capital and debt service requirements. This protects our customers’ investment in a safe and reliable water treatment and delivery system.
How much will this increase affect my water bill?
If the Board approves a 3.5% revenue increase, the bill for a single-family residence with water use of 350 gallons per day would increase approximately $2.27 per month.
Why is the District recommended a revenue increase of up to 3.5% when national inflation is 2.2%?
The District’s inflation factor has always been benchmarked to the 12 Month Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the San Francisco Bay Area, rather than the national index, as it is more representative of the District’s costs. The most recent Bay Area CPI of 3.7% covers the period of October 2011 to October 2012. Since 2000, cumulative increases have been 10% below inflation protecting the purchasing power of our customers. The current cost of District water is approximately 1% of median household income.