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Water Rate Increases Afloat

The El Toro Water District (ETWD) will conduct a public hearing this fall to consider adopting increases to certain rates and charges. 

The proposed increases are the result of detailed budget analysis and an independent professional 2020-21 Water, Recycled Water and Wastewater Rate Update Study Report prepared to determine appropriateness of the amounts, and fair and equitable cost allocation among customer categories. The proposed increases impact potable water usage rates, uniform recycled water usage rates, and water and recycled water operations and maintenance charges. The impact of the proposed changes for residential customer rates will vary based on actual water consumption and, where applicable, property-specific water budgets. 

Customers may obtain a copy of the proposed 2020/21 fiscal year budget and the cost of service rate study at the district’s administrative office and the district website. For assistance in determining the impact of the proposed rate increase on your monthly bill, you may access a water budget calculator on the district website or call ETWD customer service representatives at 949-837-0660.

The public hearing is scheduled for September 24 at 7:30 a.m. in the district boardroom at 24251 Los Alisos Blvd., Lake Forest, CA 92630, or virtually. If the public hearing is virtual, information to access the meeting will be listed in the hearing agenda posted on the district website

View the notice of public hearing, which outlines proposed monthly tiered water usage rates, here; view the 2020-2021 Water, Recycled Water, and Wastewater Rate Update Study final report dated July 14, 2020, here

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