NO RATE INCREASE IN FEBRUARY 2021
The Board of Directors voted at its December meeting to forgo a planned rate increase that was scheduled to take effect on February 1. Board members cited the historic, worldwide pandemic that has caused financial hardships for many of our customers and businesses. In support of our community, staff is working on budget modifications and the authorization for the use of rate stabilization reserves, which will allow the District to continue operating in a prudent manner.
The District is expecting operating costs to increase by more than $750,000 in 2021, mostly due to rate increases that Contra Costa Water District and PG&E are passing on to the District. Our goal is to monitor our budget and seek a rate increase only when necessary. Timing of any future rate increase is dependent on rising costs, weather, economic conditions, and water consumption.