CentennialWater.org | 303-791-0430 | December 2021
2022 budget and utility rates approved
The Centennial Water Board of Directors approved the 2022 budget and utility rates at its Dec. 14 Board of Directors meeting. The rates go into effect January 1, 2022.

The impact of the increase on a typical single family customer annual bill is estimated to be $52 or 5.1%. Water and wastewater rates for Centennial Water customers continue to be among the lowest in the Denver Metro area. A comparison of rates is available online at centennialwater.org.

The 2022 budget is up 2.3% from 2021. The increase is a reflection of the need to maintain infrastructure and meet changing regulatory requirements. New items in the budget include funding for the 2022 election, a 10-year capital plan and drought rates. This is the first time drought rates are included in the budget, and it will be a routine part of the budget process moving forward.
Winter watering tips
This fall has been extremely warm and dry. In typical years, minimal outside watering is necessary during the fall and winter due to increased precipitation. However, Centennial Water provides a small outdoor water budget to supplement precipitation when conditions are dry. 

In addition to an indoor water budget, residential customers receive 1,000 gallons of water per billing cycle for outdoor use. This wintertime water budget is intended to keep trees, shrubs and other vegetation (non-grass) healthy during dry spells.
 
Centennial Water recommends customers hand water if necessary during warm, dry periods. This ensures you know exactly where water is going and approximately how much you have applied. This will help you stay within your allotted water budget.
Get your ballot ready!
Save the date for May 3, 2022. Registered voters who live in or own property in Highlands Ranch will have the opportunity to vote in three local elections. This means there will be three separate ballots to cast you vote on. Keep an eye on your inbox and mailbox for information on the three elections.
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