PALMDALE- The Palmdale Water District plans to consider a rate increase of up to 5.5 percent to customers’ monthly service charges, which would equal about $2.64 a month per residential household, the agency announced this week..
This prospective rate adjustment would provide long-term sustainable reliability, according to PWD officials.
“As part of the Board, we want to ensure that the rate payer’s money is being used responsibly to reinvest in our community,” stated Joe Estes, Board Member for the Palmdale Water District. “Initiatives such as the Regional Groundwater Recharge and Recovery Project is an example of our accountability to both our customers and the city.”
PWD officials said the district’s proposed rate adjustment would amount to less than what most neighboring water agencies charge monthly. Based on a survey of monthly residential rates, Palmdale Water District customers pay an average of $52.45 a month, while local L.A. County Waterworks customers pay $57.47 a month; Quartz Hill Water District customers pay $53.47 a month; and customers in the Rosamond Community Services District pay $65.48 a month, PWD officials noted in a news release.
“Since 1918, the agency has done what is necessary to provide our customers with superior water,” stated Kathy Mac Laren, Board Member for the Palmdale Water District. “Our city and the district have come a long way since then, and we will continue our efforts to innovatively advance and diversify our water portfolio to create the foundation for all city growth endeavors.”
For more information on the Palmdale Water District, including water projects, visit www.palmdalewater.org.
[Information via news release from the Palmdale Water District.]