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NOTICE:  At the September 11, 2018 Special Board Meeting the Board of Directors voted to maintain the Voluntary Drought Stage and not enter the Level 1 Mandatory Drought Restriction Stage.  There are no mandatory drought restrictions at this time.

     Through budget tightening and planning, the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (District) has been able to operate without a rate increase since 2014.  In 2018, the District hired a consultant to perform a rate study with the objective of assuring the District is able to meet its future obligations of delivering high quality drinking water as well as treating and safely discharging wastewater through its service area.  Due to increases in costs outside of the District's control such as electricity, insurance and materials, the completed rate study recommended a rate increase.  The District Board of Directors reviewed the Rate Study and through consultation with District staff and the consultant has determined the rate increase as shown in the table below is the most cost effective method of meeting future obligations.

Proposed Rate Increases

Rate Increase Year 2028 Cumulative Increase
Water Rate Increase 6% 2019 - 2023 25.27%
  Base Rate 6% 2019 - 2023 25.27%
  2,001 to 8,000 gal 6% 2019 - 2023 25.27%
  8,001 to 20,000 gal 6% 2019 - 2023 25.27%
  20,001 gal and up 6% 2019 - 2023 25.27%
Water CIF 3% 2019 - 2028 25.59%
RWAF 3% 2019 - 2028 25.59%
Water Availability $14.30 2019 - 2028 23.08%
Wastewater Rate Increase 2.5% 2024 - 2027 9.40%
Wastewater CIF 3% 2019 - 2028 25.59%
Wastewater Availability $12.50 2019 - 2028 20.00%

     The District Board will make a final vote on the proposed rate increases at the next regularly scheduled Board Meeting to be held September 20th at the District office located at 100 Lyn Avenue.  The meeting will begin at 5:00 pm however discussions on this topic will begin at 5:30 pm.  This meeting is open to the public and all District rate payers are invited to attend and provide input on this important decision.  

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