On this page you will find Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 water rate change and a copy of the public notice sent out to water customers and property owners. You will also find a Water Bill Calculator that will help you estimate what your new bill will be under the proposed new rate structures.
When is the Public Hearing?
The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on proposed water rate changes on Monday, April 11, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Clovis Council Chambers located at 1033 Fifth Street Clovis, CA 93612.
What are the proposed water rates?
There are two schedules of rates proposed (see Public Notice document for chart). One is for normal water conditions and one for drought or water shortage conditions. Both of the proposed water rate schedules are designed to generate approximately the same amount of system-wide revenue as was received in 2014/15. Some customers will have increases in their bills during certain times of the year and some will have reductions. If you would like to know how this would affect you, please see the “Water Bill Calculator” on this page. You can use your utility bill to see your usage and enter those numbers to determine how the proposed rates will impact you.
Why is a rate change needed?
The rates changes are necessary to better align the rates and charges with the costs of serving residential, commercial, and recycled water customers. Additionally there is a need to adjust rates due to drought conditions and to more fairly recover costs from customers.
How does this affect the average single family home?
The average single family home customer currently pays $45.87 per billing cycle and under the proposed rates will pay $46.80 under normal conditions and $45.14 under drought conditions assuming a reduction in use.
What if I oppose the Proposed Water Rate Changes?
If you would like to protest the water rate adjustments, you can by providing a written protest that:
1) States that the identified property owner or customer is in opposition to the proposed water rate change;
2) Provides the location of the identified parcel (by assessor’s parcel number or street address); and
3) Includes the name and signature of the property owner or customer submitting the protest.
Written protests may be submitted by mail to the City Clerk, City of Clovis, 1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612, or in person at the same address and must be received prior to the close of the public hearing on April 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall (1033 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612).
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