Frequently Asked Questions

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We do our best to provide all the answers to questions you may have regarding water rates. We've compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions and answers below. If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us

Conservation FAQs

  • Can you recharge storm water?
  • Has a water utility used wastewater for drinking water?
  • How do I know how much to water my outdoor plants?
  • How does the 'Drought Declaration' affect Buckeye?
  • What are some of the ways I can conserve water in my home and yard?
  • What is the difference between a water leak and water loss?
  • What is the Drought Contingency Plan?
  • What is the Drought Declaration?
  • Why can't Buckeye use surface water from the Salt, Gila, Colorado or Hassayampa rivers?
  • Will the city help me find a leak?
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Finance and Capital Improvement Project FAQs

  • Are any of the capital improvement projects needed because of the acquisition of the former Global system?
  • Does Buckeye's water enterprise fund have revenue outside of the regular water rates paid by customers?
  • How do Community Facilities Districts (CFDs) factor into water rates?
  • How do reserves get used for repair and maintenance?'''
  • I live in a neighborhood that pays Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District (CAGRD) taxes. Why do I have to pay increased water rates?
  • I live in Tartesso or Festival where I pay Community Facility District (CFD) taxes. Why do I also have to pay increased water rates?
  • Is the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funded from water rates?
  • What are Functional Categories?
  • What are growth rates based on?
  • What happens to our water rates if another recession occurs?
  • What is a Capital Improvement Program (CIP)?
  • What is a rate study?
  • What is an Enterprise Fund?
  • What is cost allocation?
  • What is the real impact of falling short of the revenue requirement?
  • What kind of benefit are we getting from these Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) projects?
  • What will the issuance of the bond in 2020 cover?
  • When can the public comment on the new rate plan?
  • When will new rates be effective?
  • Who regulates water rates in the city of Buckeye?
  • Why are we looking at these particular capital structures in the future?
  • Why aren't the sewer rates changing?
  • Why does the city need a bond?
  • Why is it necessary to increase rates?
  • Why is there a 3.5 percent increase 4 years in a row?
  • Will the current rates cover the projected costs?
  • Will the rates go up in Blue Horizons or Verrado?
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