Carmichael Water District officials have informed its water users of a proposed five-year rate increase and new rate structure.
If approved, the initial increase will occur July 1 and would increase the overall level of water rate revenue by 12 percent. A district press release stated that Carmichael Water District had not implemented a rate increase for past 3 years.
Details of the proposal:
▪ A two-tier water usage rate for single-family customers.
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▪ A uniform water usage rate to apply to condominium, multi-family and non-residential customers.
▪ A uniform set of bi-monthly charges based on the size of the water meter.
▪ A water shortage rate surcharge tied to district water shortage declarations requiring mandatory water conservation.
A public hearing will be held on the proposed rates at 6 p.m. May 20 in the district’s board room, 7837 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.