PAGOSA AREA WATER AND SANITATION DISTRICT
NOTICE OF WATER SERVICE CHARGE CHANGES
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1ST, 2019

The Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors has approved changes to the rates for water service customers. The changes will increase the minimum monthly service charge per equivalent unit and increase the volume rate charges by 6% annually. This rate increase is scheduled to continue through 2023 and will equate to a 33.74% cumulative increase over the 5 year period. The last change to rates for water service occurred in 2014.

WATER CHARGES
Monthly Service Charge: (per equivalent unit) increase from $23.50 to $24.91
Volume Charge:

  • 2,001-8,000 gallons usage (rate per 1,000 gallons) increase from $4.22 to $4.47
  • 8,001-20,000 gallons usage (rate per 1,000 gallons) increase from $8.43 to $8.94
  • Over 20,001 gallons usage (rate per 1,000 gallons) increase from $10.59 to $11.23

Water Availability of Service increase from $11.00 to $14.30
Wastewater Availability of Service increase from $10.00 to $12.50

The Capital Investment Fees for both water and wastewater is also projected to increase by 3% per year.

WASTEWATER CHARGES
The changes to wastewater service charges include a 2.5% annual rate increase beginning in 2024 and ending in 2027. These increases will equate to a 10.38% cumulative increase over the 3 year period.

Our mission at PAWSD is to make sure our water resource, and our collection and treatment of wastewater, is something our customers can depend upon, now and in the future.

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You will receive an email confirmation to your request within 48 hours. If you do not, please call the PAWSD office at
970-731-2691.

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Regular Meetings are held at 5:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month excluding July and November. All meetings will be held at PAWSD Administrative offices, 100 Lyn Ave, unless otherwise noted on the agenda.

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