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Water Rates

Post Date:07/12/2019 2:30 PM

The SSWD Board of Directors is currently considering recommendations found in SSWD’s 2020-2024 Water Rate Study (Rate Study), which provides a detailed review of the District’s costs and the rates needed to support the delivery of safe, high-quality and reliable water service. The study, prepared by an independent financial consulting firm, includes an in-depth financial plan and analysis of current revenues, operation and maintenance costs, capital investment plan, and reserves.

The Rate Study found that SSWD’s income and planned expenses are well-balanced and managed, and recommends a rate increase of 3 to 5 percent in each of the next five years to primarily cover the costs of inflation. The rate increase recommended in the study is:

  • 5 percent in 2020
  • 4 percent in 2021
  • 3 percent per year in 2022, 2023 and 2024 

Additionally, the Rate Study relied on information presented in certain SSWD reports such as the 2017 Water System Master Plan and 2019 Annual Budget. These documents, along with the Rate Study, are also available for review at the District’s main office at 3701 Marconi Ave., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95821.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Rates is available.

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