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A proposed rate study for the water, wastewater, and irrigation rates is currently in review for the 2022-2025 schedule.

Anticipated changes to the current utility water, wastewater, & irrigation rates are going to be proposed for approval during the upcoming months. The 2nd rate presentation is anticipated to take place on the October 7, 2021 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GatewayCDD/  or visit the website for related news & dates.

 

Q: What does this mean for you ?

A: If you receive a water bill from Gateway Services, the rate schedule starting January 2022 may change pending approval of the proposed rate schedule. (Start date subject to change)

 

Q: When will the new rate schedule start ?

A: If approved for a January 2022 start date, the new rates will reflect on the March 2022 water bill .

 

Q: Why is the rate schedule changing ?

A: A rate study is conducted every 3 or 5 years and may vary based on the impact of growth, set rates to promote water conservation  and capital improvement.

 

Q: What changes will take place with a new rate schedule ?

A: Changes to the new rate schedule may include an increase in annual base and usage charge. The volume of gallons/consumption tiers blocks may change as well.

For Example*( Not based on actual projections): The Base Charge for water may increase from $13.00 a month to $13.25 a month. The volume of water used under a tier may change from 0-25,000 gallons a month to 0-15,000 gallons a month under Tier Rate 1. Proposed rate schedule will be presented during the October 7, 2021 Board of Supervisor’s meeting.

 

Q: When was the proposed rate study communicated ?

A: Gateway Services staff has communicated with HOAs during summer of 2021. The first presentation took place during the April 2021 Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Staff has also attended community HOA meetings, posted with water bill and posted on the GSCDD website.

 

Q: Will there be a Public Hearing ?

A: A Public Hearing & Notice as it pertains to proposed rates are required to be publicly posted and notified to all residents and businesses.