Water & Wastewater Rates

During the November 11, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved on Second Reading an ordinance adopting changes to the Town’s utility fees based on the findings and recommendations of the recently completed Utility Rate Study.  The Board selected the option they believe has the least impact on the most customers and incentivizes water conservation.  The projected monthly change for the average residential utility account in 2015 will be $1.91 or 1.7%.  
 
BACKGROUND:  Town of Erie financial policies require the Town to have a formal Utility Rate Study performed at least every five years.  The last such study was conducted in 2008.  In 2013, the Town contracted with Wildan Financial Services to perform the Utility Rate Study for the following funds: Water Fund; Wastewater (Sewer) Fund; Storm Drainage Operating Fund and Storm Drainage Impact Fund.  More than fifteen scenarios were prepared by the consultant.  Staff reviewed the results of these scenarios; assessing their impact on customers.  On August 26th and September 30th of 2014, staff presented to the Board those options believed to best provide a balance in achieving the various goals of the study.  The Board selected the option they believe has the least impact on the most customers and incentivizes water conservation.

The projected monthly change for the average residential utility account in 2015 will be $1.91 or 1.7%.  

The Utility Rate Study included all utility customer classifications (Residential, Commercial, Irrigation and Multi-Family).  However, the summary below only addresses changes to the Residential & Multi-Family classifications.  

PROJECTED CHARGES FOR ALL UTILITIES 2015 – 2019* 
  WATER  WASTEWATER  STORM  TOTAL  $ CHANGE  % CHANGE 
2014 $56.60 $48.48  $5.00 $109.98
2015 $58.00  $48.48 $5.41  $111.89 $1.91  1.7% 
2016 $60.90 $48.48 $6.60 $115.98 $4.09  3.7% 
2017 $63.95 $48.48
$8.05 $120.48 $4.50 3.9%
2018 $66.51 $48.48 $9.82 $124.81 $4.33 3.6%
2019 $68.51 $48.48 $11.98 $128.97 $4.16 3.4%
*Average is based on the middle 60% of all utility customers.  

  • View the complete Utility Study Report presented on November 11, 2014 here
  • View the complete Utility Rate Study presentation presented on August 26, 2014 here.
Current Utility Rates:

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