# Water Rate Comparison

Below is a breakdown of some common rate usage scenarios and how water bills will be affected by the proposed new rates for year one. This comparison assumes a 5/8 inch meter, which is what 96% of users have.

Note: 1 Unit = 750 gallons

### Current Rates

• Base Rate = \$26
• Allocation = 10 Units
• Structure: Declining tiers with units 11-40 costing \$2.92 per unit.

### Proposed New Rates - Year 1

• Base Rate = \$28.80
• Allocation = 5 Units
• Structure: Flat rate with all units above 5 costing \$2.10 per unit.

## Scenario One: 5 Unit User

A user uses 5 units of water in a month. Under the current rates, this user would pay a \$26 base rate plus 0 units at \$2.92 per unit for a total water bill of \$26. Under the new proposed rate structure this user would pay the base rate of \$28.80 plus 0 units at \$2.10 per unit for a total water bill of \$28.80. For this user, moving to the new rates would produce a \$2.80 per month.

### CURRENT RATES

Total Water Bill = \$26

### PROPOSED NEW RATES - YEAR 1

Total Water Bill = \$28.80

## Scenario Two: 10 Unit User

A user uses 10 units of water in a month. Under the current rates, this user would pay a \$26 base rate plus 0 units at \$2.92 per unit for a total water bill of \$26. Under the new proposed rate structure this user would pay the base rate of \$28.80 plus 5 units at \$2.10 per unit for a total water bill of \$39.30. For this user, moving to the new rates would produce a \$13.30 per month increase.

### Current Rates

Total Water Bill = \$26

### Proposed New Rates - Year 1

Total Water Bill = \$39.30

## Scenario Three: 15 Unit User

A user uses 15 units of water in a month. Under the current rates, this user would pay a \$26 base rate plus 5 units at \$2.92 per unit for a total water bill of \$40.60. Under the new proposed rate structure this user would pay the base rate of \$28.80 plus 10 units at \$2.10 per unit for a total water bill of \$49.80. For this user, moving to the new rates would produce a \$9.20 per month increase.

### Current Rates

Total Water Bill for 15 units = \$40.60

### Proposed New Rates - Year 1

Total Water Bill for 15 units = \$49.80

## Scenario Four: 20 Unit User

A user uses 20 units (15,000 gallons) of water in a month. Under the current rates, this user would pay a \$26 base rate plus 10 units at \$2.92 per unit for a total water bill of \$55.20. Under the new proposed rate structure this user would pay the base rate of \$28.80 plus 15 units at \$2.10 per unit for a total water bill of \$60.30. For this user, moving to the new rates would produce a \$5.10 per month increase.

### CURRENT RATES

Total Water Bill for 20 units = \$55.20

### PROPOSED NEW RATES - YEAR 1

Total Water Bill for 20 units = \$60.30

## Scenario Five: 40 Unit User

A user uses 40 units (30,000 gallons) of water in a month. Under the current rates, this user would pay a \$26 base rate plus 30 units at \$2.92 per unit for a total water bill of \$113.60. Under the new proposed rate structure this user would pay the base rate of \$28.80 plus 35 units at \$2.10 per unit for a total water bill of \$102.30. For this user, moving to the new rates would produce a \$11.30 per month decrease.

### CURRENT RATES

Total Water Bill for 40 units = \$113.60

### PROPOSED NEW RATES - YEAR 1

Total Water Bill for 40 units = \$102.30

## All 5 Scenarios - Full 5 Year Plan

### 5 Unit User

Year One: \$26 to \$28.80
Year Two: \$28.80 to \$31.60
Year Three: \$31.60 to \$34.40
Year Four: \$34.40 to \$37.20
Year Five: \$37.20 to \$40.00

### 10 Unit User

Year One - \$26 to \$39.30
Year Two - \$39.30 to \$42.60
Year Three - \$42.60 to \$45.90
Year Four - \$45.90 to \$49.20
Year Five - \$49.20 to \$52.50

### 15 Unit User

Year One: \$40.60 to \$49.80
Year Two: \$49.80 to \$53.60
Year Three: \$53.60 to \$57.40
Year Four: \$57.40 to \$61.20
Year Five: \$61.20 to \$65

### 20 Unit User

Year One - \$55.20 to \$60.30
Year Two - \$60.30 to \$64.60
Year Three - \$64.60 to \$68.90
Year Four - \$68.90 to \$73.20
Year Five - \$73.20 to \$77.50

### 40 Unit User

Year One - \$113.60 to \$102.30
Year Two - \$102.30 to \$108.60
Year Three - \$108.60 to \$114.90
Year Four - \$114.90 to \$121.20
Year Five - \$121.20 to \$127.50