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NOTICE OF WATER/SEWER RATE INCREASE

NOTICE OF WATER/SEWER RATE INCREASE

For In-District Residential and Commercial Accounts

Dear AMUD Customer,

Acton Municipal Utility District (AMUD) has an ongoing commitment to provide safe, plentiful water and wastewater service at the lowest possible cost.  We continually evaluate our operations to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and effective manner.  We have been able to hold water and sewer rates constant for the last four years, however during that time the costs of fuel, energy and materials have increased substantially.  In addition, we have seen increases in cost for treated surface water produced at the Surface Water and Treatment System (SWATS) Plant.  As you may be aware, this treatment plant removes salt and other dissolved solids from Lake Granbury using ultra filtration and reverse osmosis (RO) technologies.  These increased costs of service, equipment and supplies make it necessary to institute an increase in rates at this time.

On September 15, 2021, the AMUD Board of Directors approved a 5% increase in the water and sewer base rates and commodity rates for all In-District residential and commercial accounts.  With costs throughout the industry continuing to rise, this rate increase will assist us in maintaining our ongoing system repair and replacement initiatives needed in providing safe and reliable water and sewer services.

Please see attached the schedule of new rates and sample billing on the back of this notice.  These rates will be reflected on your November billing.

We at AMUD continue our pledge to you to provide safe, plentiful water at the lowest possible cost.

SCHEDULE OF RATES - EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 2021 BILLING

In District Water Rates

Minimum                                                         $31.14*

0 – 8,000 gallons                                              $  4.92 per thousand

8,001 – 16,000 gallons                                      $  6.10 per thousand

16,001 – 25,000 gallons                                    $  7.07 per thousand

Over 25,000 gallons                                          $  8.48 per thousand

Sewer Rates

Minimum                                                         $25.20

0 – 8,000 gallons                                              $  3.68 per thousand

(winter average:  Residential:  8,000 gallons maximum –  Commercial:  no maximum)

Winter Average = December, January, and February billing

*Note:  water minimum shown above is based upon a standard 5/8” water meter.  Alternate monthly minimum charge for larger meters is as follows:

$48.56                         1” meter

$63.54                         1 ½” meter

$78.09                         2” meter

$112.91                        3” meter

$401.67                        4” meter

SAMPLE BILLING - IN DISTRICT RESIDENTIAL

 

Current

Effective November 2021 Billing

Minimum water charge

$29.66

$31.14

2,000 gallons

$39.04

$40.98

5,000 gallons

$53.11

$55.74

10,000 gallons

$78.80

$82.70

25,000 gallons

$174.23

$182.93

30,000 gallons

$214.63

$225.33

 

 

Current

Effective November 2021 Billing

Minimum sewer charge

$24.00

$25.20

2,000 gallons

$31.00

$32.56

3,000 gallons

$34.50

$36.24

4,000 gallons

$38.00

$39.92

6,000 gallons

$45.00

$47.28

80,000 gallons

$52.00

$54.64

10,000 gallons

$52.00

$54.64