Public Hearing on Carlsbad Water Rate Increases

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Carlsbad residents are probably already aware that the Carlsbad Municipal Water District is proposing increases to the water rate structure and rate increases for 2017 and 2018.

A public hearing is being held on TUESDAY NOVEMBER 29 at 6 PM for residents to attend and protest these new rates. Residents who wish to protest, however, MUST submit a signed written protest to the City Clerk on or before the close of the hearing regardless of whether they attend or not.

Signed and Written Protests should be sent to:

Office of the City Clerk, City of Carlsbad, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA  92008

As a resident you may know that water rates vary by the sizes of the pipes to individual homes (e.g., 3/4″ vs. 5/8″). The water rate charge is both for USAGE as well as a DELIVERY CHARGE. As noted in the communication sent out by the Carlsbad Municipal Water District, delivery charge increases are proposed to go from $22.19 for 5/8″ to $24.11 in 2017 (almost 9%) and $25.28 in 2018 (almost 5%). Comparable charge increases are proposed for other size pipes.

Usage charges are also proposed to rise over the next 2 years. As an example, Tier 1 ( 0 – 10 units of usage with 1 unit = 748 gallons) is proposed to rise from $3.53 currently to $3.84 in 2017 (almost 9%) and to $4.03 in 2018 (almost 5%).

If approved, new Carlsbad Municipal Water District rates will go into effect January 1, 2017 and January 1, 2018.

If you wish to protest, BE SURE TO SUBMIT YOUR WRITTEN PROTEST no later than November 29th to the address noted above.