MMWD recently mailed to all customers a notice proposing a 4-percent rate increase to take effect later this spring. The Board of Directors will vote on the proposal at a public hearing on April 27. If approved, the average customer’s bill will go up $3.72 per two-month billing period, increasing from $90.72 to $94.44. More information is available on our website.
We will be holding a public workshop about MMWD’s financial status and the need for the increase on April 13 for those customers who would like more detailed information. The workshop also is an opportunity to ask questions in a less formal setting. A preview of much of the information that will be presented at that workshop is on our website. The information was prepared earlier this year for a presentation at a water rate workshop that was held in February, before the board voted to announce the rate increase.
Topics include a review of the district’s finances, what our major responsibilities are and what kind of funding they require, a brief history of water rates, a description of cost-cutting measures MMWD has taken in the last two fiscal years and a review of the various factors that are driving the rate increase proposal. To see the presentation, click here.
Even with this proposed rate increase, water continues to be a good value. The water MMWD delivers to your home or business 24/7 costs just ½ cent per gallon.