Rate Adjustment

Updated: Regional Rate Comparison 2013

2012 Rate Adjustment Information

Desert Water Agency approved a rate adjustment in June 2012 following an in-depth study of our finances.  The increase goes into effect August 1, 2012.

DWA distributed a Proposition 218 notice regarding the increase in October 2010 following an extensive rate study.  That rate study included a model to compare cost of service to rates.  The model was used to calculate the 2012 rate adjustment.

More information regarding the 2012 rate adjustment is available here.

Customers will be notified of the adjustment through a bill insert starting June 27, 2012.

Additionally, we would like to take this opportunity to share some the results of the 2010 study and some information on our water rates:

Proposition 218:
Proposition 218 Frequently Asked Questions
Whitewater Notice
Mission Creek Notice

Rate Study Findings:
Rate Study Session Presentation: August 12, 2010
Rate Exploration Presentation: February 16, 2010

Area of Benefit Map--Whitewater
Area of Benefit Map--Mission Creek

2012 DWA Rates:
DWA Rates Frequently Asked Questions
Cost per 100 Cubic Feet (after 2012 increase)
Regional Rates
Regional Rates Averages

Rate Trends:
History of Rate Increases

Press Releases:
October 19, 2010 Press Release
August 30, 2010 Press Release

Board Meetings Summaries:
Board Meeting Press Summary: August 12, 2010
Board Meeting Press Summary: August 17, 2010

DWA held a series of public workshops for customers in 2010 to explain rate setting and the need for an increase. Below are the presentations from those workshops:

Single Family Homeowners was held September 9 at 6 p.m. Thank you to those who attended.
Commercial/Industrial Customers was held September 23 at 3 p.m.  Thank you to those who attended.
Homeowner’s Associations was held September 25 at 9 a.m.  Thank you to those who attended

Thank you for taking the time to research changes at the DWA and we look forward to sharing more information with you.