Proposed Three-Year Rate and Fee Plan

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Metro Main and Hub
Metro Southwest – Diablo Village
Metro Southwest – E&T
Metro Southwest – Lazy B

To ensure the revenue you entrust to Metro Water District on a monthly basis is used in the most efficient manner, the District has continued to explore opportunities to enhance the District’s financial stability. One such method is a multi-year rate plan, as opposed to the year-to-year consideration of rate and fee adjustments by the District Board of Directors. In 2021, a two-year rate adjustment was approved by the Board of Directors, which provided greater transparency to customers, improved the effectiveness of long-term planning on needed infrastructure replacements. This was crucial to maintaining a diverse portfolio of water resources to meet customer water needs 100 years into the future when considering climate uncertainty in the Colorado River System.

The Board will be asked to consider a three-year rate plan on May 15, 2023, thus continuing our goal of providing stability and transparency.

Together, this is a three-year average increase in your water bill of 6.3% in Metro Main and Hub, 5.3% in Metro Southwest – Diablo Village, 6.4% in Metro Southwest – E&T, and 4.3% in Metro Southwest – Lazy B, during a time when the District has seen essential costs increase by approximately 10% due to the significant inflation impacting items critical to delivering safe, reliable water to our customers. These items include the cost of renewable water resources, chlorine, and other treatment activities to ensure safe water, the power required to pump and deliver the water, and other essential materials and equipment. As we acknowledge that you have had to navigate these large inflationary spikes impacting your monthly budget, we have sought ways to minimize the financial impact of water rates to customers by seeking federal funding opportunities and collaborative agreements that generate non-ratepayer revenue. Due to these proactive measures, we are able to propose a three-year rate plan that is substantially less than the current rate of inflation.

To ensure any questions you have about your water District and the proposed rate adjustments are addressed, the District is hosting two meetings at the District’s Main Office where you can gain additional information.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 6:00 p.m.

An opportunity for you to learn more about Metro Water District and to ask questions about your water provider.

Monday, May 15, 2023, at 5:30 p.m.

The District’s Board will hold a public hearing to receive public comments regarding the proposed rate and fee adjustments.

If you would like more information or you are unable to attend the public hearing, please direct your questions or comments to us via: phone (520-575-8100), email ([email protected]), or
letter (Metro Water District, P.O. Box 36870, Tucson, AZ 85740).