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Water Rate Increase effective July 15, 2021

NOTICE OF WATER RATE INCREASE

On April 14, 2021, the Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District #3 Board of Directors adopted a rate increase effective July 15, 2021.  This increase will be reflected beginning on your August water bill for the billing cycle of July 15th – August 15th which will be due September 15th.   The rates are designed to recover the District’s costs of water including purchase, treatment, and distribution; funding infrastructure projects; and maintaining sufficient financial reserves.  The new rates were developed as part of a water rate study prepared by NewGen Strategies & Solutions, LLC with the goal being to maintain adequate funding for ongoing operations, funding needed capital improvements, and adhering to the financial policies implemented by the District.  While we recognize that no one likes to see their monthly bills increase, this rate adjustment is crucial to ensuring the District is financially capable of providing reliable and quality service to customers. 

The following tables reflect the changes to the water rates:

 

Current

Effective July 15th

Base Charge (include 2,000 gallons)

   1 inch

$ 44.00

$ 48.44

   2 inch

$ 59.25

$ 65.22

   3 inch

$ 90.50

$ 99.62

   4 inch

$121.75

$134.02

   6 inch

$163.00

$179.43

     

Volumetric Rates per 1,000 gallons

   2,000 - 6,000 gal

$ 4.00

$ 4.40

   6,000+ gal

$ 5.25

$ 5.78

     

Raw Water Surcharge

$ 0.75

$ 0.75

 

If you have questions regarding this matter you may contact the Nueces County WCID #3 Administrative Office at (361) 387-4549.