Stratmoor Hills Water District Rates & Fees

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2018 Water Rate Increase Considerations

  • A 10% water rate increase is needed to provide infrastructure enhancements necessary to maintain safe and reliable water services.
  • In 2017, the Capital Improvement Program was kicked off with the re-coating of the interior of the Water Tower. The coating system was no longer protecting the steel structure.
  • With the discovery of Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) in the Widefield aquifer, the District will now provide treatment on any groundwater used to supplement our surface water resources.
  • Drinking Water regulations have become more stringent. The State now requires Well #4 to be treated to surface water standards.
  • For PFC removal, Ion Exchange treatment will be added to Well 10 and Well 5R in 2018 prior to placing these wells back in service.
  • A centralized groundwater treatment facility will be needed by 2019.
  • Unaccounted for water has been reduced significantly but will become a big issue in the future without system improvements.
  • A “Water Main Replacement Program” is needed that will replace 2,000 feet (2%) of water main each year over the next 50 years. This increases capital expenditures by $200,000 per year.
  • Rate analysis shows current Stratmoor Hills water rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • Water Fees will also be increased by 10% to ensure that new development covers the costs associated with providing additional resources and infrastructure.

2018 Sewer Rate Increase Considerations

  • A 5% sewer rate increase is needed to provide infrastructure enhancements necessary to maintain safe and reliable sewer services.
  • Sewer maintenance and inspections are on track and will remain a priority.
  • Groundwater infiltration is much higher than it should be in older neighborhoods.
  • At a minimum, 2% of sewer mains will need to be upgraded (lined or replaced) each year. These costs are estimated to be $100,000 per year over the next 50 years.
  • In 2018, a $300,000 project to upgrade the B-Plant lift station was scheduled as recommended by the State. The District has adequate reserves to cover these costs.
  • Rate analysis shows that current Stratmoor Hills sewer rates are in line with similar agencies within the region.
  • Sewer Fees will also be increased by 5% to ensure that new development covers the costs associated with providing additional infrastructure.