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Public Hearing Regarding Water Rate Increase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 9, 2007
   

 
   

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
REGARDING PROPOSED WATER RATE INCREASE


The City of Daly City will be conducting a Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on June 25, 2007 in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 333-90th Street, Daly City, to review a proposed water rate increase for the 2007-08 Fiscal Year. This proposed rate increase would take effect on July 1, 2007.

The proposed rate change involves a combined 9% increase on the Basic Bi-Monthly Meter Charge, based on size, along with a 10% volumetric usage charge. There are multiple factors associated with the need to adjust water rates. These include a number of fixed costs associated with operating the public water system that have dramatically risen over the years including wholesale water rates, energy, chemicals, regulatory fees, laboratory and labor expenses. When larger users are included, it is estimated that approximately 90% of all single family homes would experience an increase of less than $5.00 monthly.

To view a copy of the notice that was mailed to all affected property owners and water customers, click here.