FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Larry McKenney, General Manager
Amador Water Agency, 209-223-3018
(Sutter Creek) The Amador Water Agency Board of Directors has scheduled two public workshops on the study that is underway on the Agency’s water and wastewater rates: Monday, April 12, 2021, at 10 a.m. and Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 10 a.m. The public is invited to participate and provide input via teleconference on Zoom or by phone.
Rate studies are conducted according to industry standards to ensure that a utility’s financial health is maintained, that the Agency is setting a course toward meeting future financial obligations, and is in compliance with state law.
Rate studies analyze both the rate structure, (how customers are charged for service) and the rates (the amount paid per unit of water and for wastewater service). By state law, water and wastewater rates cannot exceed the cost of service, including investments that will create a reliable, sustainable water system.
The industry standard is to perform comprehensive rate studies every three to five years; AWA’s last study was in 2017. The rate study is being performed by Raftelis, a third party consultant that specializes in setting utility rates.
The meeting link and phone numbers are available at AmadorWater.org. Additional public workshops are planned and will be scheduled in coming weeks.
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