Trabuco Canyon Water District's (District) rates, fees and charges are scheduled to be adjusted for calendar year 2018, effective January 1, 2018. The District's current 2017 rates, fees and charges are available here. In compliance with Proposition 218, and in accordance with the District's 2015 Rate Study, the following Notice of the adjusted rates, fees and charges was mailed to the District's customers in the month of November 2017.

2018 Rate Adjustment Notice P12018 Rate Adjustment Notice P2

BACKGROUND 

In 2015, the District engaged in an extensive analysis of its water, wastewater, and recycled water services, revenues and rates. The District commissioned independent financial experts to conduct this analysis to determine the true cost of services and their corresponding impacts to customer bills.This analysis identified a number of key factors that resulted in the rates that were adopted by the Board of Directors at the December 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting. These key factors included, but were not limited to, the following: 

  • Rising treatment and energy costs
  • Impacts of regulation and legislation
  • Drought and conservation measures
  • Past and continued critical upgrades and/or replacement of water, wastewater and recycled water facilities and infrastructure

The adopted rates, fees and charges were adopted in accordance with Proposition 218 over a five year period, and were developed using cost of service principles as set forth in the American Water Works Association M1 Manual - Principles of Water Rates, Fees and Charges.

After a series of public Committee Meetings, Board Meetings and Special Board Workshops beginning in August 2015, the Board of Directors held a final Public Hearing at the December 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting for the adoption of the Water, Wastewater and Recycled Water rates, fees & charges. Please see the agendas and meeting minutes related to the adoption of the 2015 Water, Wastewater and Recycled Water Rates, Fees and Charges. Please select the following link to learn more about the 2015 Rate Study

Public Meeting                                                  Agenda   Minutes 
August 3, 2015 Special Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
August 19, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2015 Special Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
September 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting  Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2015 Special Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
October 21, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
October 27, 2015 Special Board Meeting Agenda Minutes
December 16, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Agenda Minutes