Show/Hide

EID RESPONSE TO COVID-19 

Protecting Public Health and Safety

 

Proposition 218 Notice 2020

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

2021-2025 PROPOSED Rate Changes

Prop218-2020-Webpage-Banner-680px

Attention EID Customers or Owners of Affected Property:

A Proposition 218 mailer has been sent to notify you of PROPOSED new rates for water, wastewater, and recycled water services, as required by Article XIII D, Section 6, of the California Constitution (Proposition 218).

Prop218-AverageRateEffects-Chart

Effect of Rate Adjustments on Average EID Bimonthly Bills

Estimate Proposed 2021 Rates

 calculator image

 Dual Plumbed  (Water, Sewer, and Recycled Water)

 Water and/or Sewer Only

  • For the AVERAGE WATER CUSTOMER, it means an increase of $8.63 per bill in 2021 and additional increases of $6.17 in 2022, $6.47 in 2023, $6.80 in 2024 and $7.15 in 2025.
  • For the AVERAGE WATER AND WASTEWATER CUSTOMER, it’s an increase of  $1.84 per bill in 2021 and additional increases of $6.17 in 2022, $7.82 in 2023, $8.15 in 2024, and $11.26 in 2025.
  • For the AVERAGE WATER, WASTEWATER, AND RECYCLED WATER CUSTOMER, it’s an increase of  $7.42 per bill in 2021 and additional increases of $7.30 in 2022, $9.00 in 2023, $9.40 in 2024, and $12.56 in 2025.
  • For the AVERAGE WASTEWATER (SEWER) CUSTOMER, it means a DECREASE of $6.79 per bill in 2021, no increase in 2022, and increases of $1.35 in 2023, $1.35 in 2024, and $4.11 in 2025.

The El Dorado Irrigation District (EID/District) Board of Directors will consider these rates during a public hearing scheduled on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.

 

You may protest these proposed new rates as described at the bottom of this webpage.

PRIOR TO THE BOARD TAKING ANY ACTION YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULED OPEN HOUSE / PUBLIC WORKSHOPS.

 COST OF SERVICES STUDY PRESENTED AT THE FEBRUARY 10, 2020 REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Why are Rate Increases Needed?
What are Debt Service Obligations?
What's Included in Operating Expenses?
Infrastructure Reinvestments

How do EID rates compare with other water and sewer utilities?

The following charts show how EID rates compare with other utilities in the region for typical residential water use and residential wastewater (sewer) services. The calculations in the charts include the base charge plus the commodity charge for the water used. PLEASE NOTE: All amounts are for bimonthly bills.

Proposition 218 2020 for Rate Increases 2021-2025 Regional Water Bill Comparison Chart

 A Note About Wastewater Treatment

We’re often asked why sewer bills seem high. Quite simply, it’s costly but absolutely necessary to collect, treat, and safely reuse or dispose of wastewater.

Today’s extremely finely-tuned technology means that contaminants in treated wastewater are now measured in parts per billion (one-half teaspoon per Olympic-sized swimming pool). The resulting discharge regulations grow ever more stringent, which has required costly upgrades to wastewater treatment plants.

In the mostly rural Sierra foothills, the costs seem even higher. Cities like Sacramento and San Francisco are able to discharge into larger rivers or the ocean, and they receive dilution credits that help keep their regulatory costs lower.

That’s not possible in the foothills. EID has been required to treat its wastewater to “tertiary” (near drinking-water) standards for over two decades. And in many foothill counties, like El Dorado County, there are far fewer customers to share the costs.

 Proposiiton 218 2020 Proposed Rate Increases for 2021-2025 Regional Sewer Bill Comparision Chart

 


 How to protest the proposed new rates

Under Proposition 218, the owner of record for a parcel(s) that is subject to the proposed rate increases can submit a written protest against the proposed rate increases received by the District at or before the time set for the public hearing on April 27, 2020, at 9:00 a.m.

If a majority of affected property owners submit written protests, the proposed rate increases will not go into effect and the reconstruction work on the infrastructure will be impacted. 

The written protest must identify the parcel(s) in which the party signing the protest has an interest. The best means of identifying the parcel(s) is by the Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN). If the party signing the protest is not shown on the last equalized assessment roll of El Dorado County as the owner of the parcel(s), the protest must contain or be accompanied by written evidence that such party is the owner of the parcel(s), unless the protest is by a tenant who pays the utility bills.

In rental situations where the tenant pays the utility bills, the property owner is responsible for supplying the tenant with this notice. Tenants who pay the utility bills can submit a written protest. One written protest per parcel will be counted.

Please mail or hand-deliver written protests (specifiying which rate increases are being protested) to: Clerk to the Board, El Dorado Irrigation District, 2890 Mosquito Road, Placerville, CA 95667.

Emailed, faxed, or electronic protests will not be accepted.