Based on a 2017 Water Cost of Service Rate Study, the City of Napa is proposing a rate increase to water service charges for all customer classes. If adopted, new rate schedules would be set for a five-year period (through September 2022) for single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial, and irrigation customers, fire service charges, and elevation surcharges. The RateShare discount for low-income customers would be increased. The following documents chronicle City Council consideration of these proposed rates (all documents PDF):
Special Notice of Public Hearing - On September 22, 2017, this official notice was mailed to property owners and water customers served by the City of Napa Water System. The notice identifies the proposed changes to water rates and rate structure, explains the need for the changes, provides a protest form with submittal instructions, and announces the Public Hearing of November 7, 2017. The notice complies with requirements of Proposition 218.
September 19, 2017 City Council Staff Report – City Council reviewed proposed water rate changes based on the 2017 Water Cost of Service Rate Study and authorized mailing of the Special Notice of Public Hearing in accordance with Proposition 218.
September 19, 2017 Presentation to City Council – Staff presentation to City Council on how water rates are used to ensure reliable service 24/7, calculation of the proposed new rates, and the plans for public notice. Click to view a recording of this meeting (play Item 16).