EMWD approves 2021 rates and charges

The Eastern Municipal Water District approved calendar year 2021 rates and charges during the Dec. 16 board meeting. The 5-0 board vote adopted rates and also adjusted special benefit area components and connection fees. The connection fees which address the cost of EMWD infrastructure are adjusted based on the Engineering News-Record construction cost index, which increased 1.5% between March 2019 and March 2020. Eastern uses a tiered rate structure based on usage with a billing unit of 100 cubic feet or approximately 748 gallons. The district assigns a water budget for each account based on factors such as household size, landscaped area of the property and evapotranspiration factors, which are adjusted during the year based on temperature. The first 20% of the water budget is b
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