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File #: Ord. 2020-67(b)    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Individual Consideration
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/15/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider approval of Ordinance 2020-67, on the second of two readings, increasing rates established for Water, Wholesale Water, Reclaimed Water, Wastewater Treatment, and Sewer Surcharges; and including procedural provisions; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 2020 Water Rates Ordinance.pdf, 2. Exhibit A - WaterWW Rate Change 2020-21.pdf, 3. FY2021 Executed Utility Rate Recommendation.pdf
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AGENDA CAPTION:
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Consider approval of Ordinance 2020-67, on the second of two readings, increasing rates established for Water, Wholesale Water, Reclaimed Water, Wastewater Treatment, and Sewer Surcharges; and including procedural provisions; and providing an effective date.
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Meeting date: September 15, 2020

Department: Melissa Neel, Assistant Director of Finance

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Background Information:
The City of San Marcos conducts an annual water/wastewater rate study which was reviewed by the Citizen's Utility Advisory Board (CUAB) and staff. The CUAB recommends a 5% adjustment to water rates and a 3% adjustment to wastewater rates for fiscal year 2021. These adjustments will increase the average residential bill by $3.75 per month or $45.00 annually. In addition to the adjustment in fiscal year 2021, the CUAB recommends continuing the practice of implementing small increases annually over the next 2 to 4 years in order to offset a potentially much larger adjustment of 25% to 35% as the debt for the Alliance Regional Water Authority (ARWA) proj...

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