In June 2015, the city of Davis contracted with the consultant firm NBS to prepare a comprehensive sanitary sewer rate study, which included a model to evaluate the utility’s financial plan (revenue requirements) and provided recommendations for rates that would (while maintaining the revenue required to fund the City’s wastewater utility) adjust the cost allocation by user class (i.e. single family residential, commercial, etc.) The proposed adjustment by user class is to ensure each class is paying a proportionate share of system costs, based on updates to the method of treating wastewater over the last four years.
The cost allocation adjustment recommended by the study will have a net effect of increasing average costs for some user classes and decreasing average costs for other user classes. The calculation methodology behind these rates is included in the report from NBS that is linked below.
City's Current User Classes
|Mobile Home Park||Industrial|
Estimating Your Sanitary Sewer Rate
The following tables show how to estimate your new monthly bills based on the proposed rate adjustments based on your 2015-2016 winter water usage.
Single Family Residential
Current Monthly Water Bill = $2.82 + ($11.30*number of units) + ($3.02*water units used (ccf))
Estimated Monthly Water Bill under the proposed rates = $3.94 + ($12.88*number of units) + ($3.13*water units used (ccf))
If you have questions, or would like assistance with calculating current and proposed rates, please call (530) 757-5686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Davis will hold a Public Hearing on June 20, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in the City of Davis Community Chambers, 23 Russell Blvd., Davis, CA, to consider adopting the proposed sewer rates, resulting from changes to the cost allocation for its sanitary sewer service, in compliance with Proposition 218 requirements.
The anticipated schedule of this process is as follows:
|Proposition 218 – Notice Approval||April 18||City Council approves mailing of notice to customers|
|Proposition 218 – Notice Mailed||May 5||Per Prop 218 process - notices must be mailed at least 45 days before the hearing|
|Council protest hearing||June 20||Protest hearing - Ordinance introduced|
|Council action on rates||July 11||Ordinance adopted|
|Rates become effective||October 1||Rates must be approved by City Council 60 days prior to their effective date|