Policy Change Related to Residential Meter Overuse Surcharge

The policy’s intent is to deter water overuse by residential customers and reduce demand on the District’s water distribution system. The policy provides the following:

Any customer with a residential water tap that exceeds their water usage allotment amount by three (3) acre-feet shall be required to pay an enhanced surcharge in the amount of $22.00 per thousand gallons, or as otherwise set forth on the District’s then current Fee Schedule, as may be amended from time to time. In general, a residential water tap is classified as a water tap with an allocation under four(4) acre-feet of water.

The board determined that based on the current cost of water and current cash in Lieu Fees, the Fee Schedule will be amended, and a surcharge of $22.00 per thousand gallons will be applied for total water usage as stated above based on the current water year from November 2022 to October 2023 and from this year forward.

Surcharge Cost Example