Water Resources Open House
Buckeye residents are invited to an Open House hosted by Water Resources on Thursday, May 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Coyote Library, 21699 W. Yuma Road to discuss the proposed water rate increase.
Residents will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with staff to answer how this proposed increase may affect their monthly bill and also provide written comments.
No formal presentation will be given at the open house.
In addition, residents are encouraged to bring a recent water bill to the meeting and use the water bill estimator to see first-hand how the proposed rate changes may affect their bill.
In January of 2018, Buckeye Water Resources initiated a Rate Study to develop a multi-year financial plan that can sustain the long-term financial health of both the water and wastewater utilities. The goal was to ensure:
- The rate design recovers costs required to provide service
- Customers pay their fair share of costs
- Reserve levels are maintained based on industry standards
- The long-term financial health of the utility is maintained
The study determined that a multi-year 3.5% revenue adjustment was needed for the water utility, but that no increase was required for wastewater.
To learn more about the Rate Study, the Water Capital Improvement Projects and 5-Year cash flow, please visit buckeyeaz.gov/waterratestudy.