The City of Napa is proposing a rate increase to water service charges for all customer classes (see tables below).  The 2017 Water Cost of Service Rate Study has demonstrated the need to include a bimonthly fixed service charge for all customer classes based on their service (meter) size to ensure stability of the water system.  For water quantity charges, a revised three-tier pricing system is proposed for single-family residential customers, and revised uniform quantity charges are proposed for multi-family residential, commercial, and irrigation customers.  Customers in pumped zones would see an increase in their elevation surcharge.  Adjustments to bimonthly charges for standby fire services are also proposed.  The RateShare discount for eligible low-income customers would be increased to $25 per bimonthly bill from the current $4.75.

In accordance with Prop 218, water customers and property owners were mailed a Special Notice of Public Hearing regarding the proposed rate changes on September 22, 2017, beginning a 45-day comment period in advance of the Public Hearing of adoption to be held at City Hall, 955 School Street, on November 7, 2017, at 6:30pm.  A protest form with submittal instructions was included with that notice.  If adopted, the new rates would become effective with each customer's first billing period that begins December 1, 2017 or later.  The first bills reflecting the new rates would not be received by customers until February and March 2018.  Scheduled annual increases would then occur October 1 each year through 2021.   

To learn more about the impact of and justification for the rates, water customers are invited to:

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PROPOSED WATER RATES:

BIMONTHLY FIXED SERVICE CHARGE

ALL CUSTOMER CLASSES, INSIDE/OUTSIDE CITY
Service Size 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
 3/4-inch or 1-inch $28.59 $33.02 $38.16 $42.95 $48.58
1 1/2-inch $54.13 $63.00 $72.89 $82.40 $93.43
2-inch $84.78 $98.99 $114.58 $129.74 $147.24
3-inch $166.51 $194.96 $225.73 $255.97 $290.75
4-inch $258.45 $302.92 $350.78 $397.98 $452.19
6-inch $513.84 $602.81 $698.14 $792.46 $900.65
8-inch $820.32 $962.68 $1,114.97 $1,265.83 $1,438.79

 

WATER QUANTITY CHARGE
(1 Billing Unit = 1,000 gallons)

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
INSIDE CITY
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
Tier 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
0-14 Units $4.07 $4.23 $4.34 $4.46 $4.57
15-27 Units $5.94 $6.12 $6.27 $6.43 $6.58
28+ Units $7.68 $7.95 $8.20 $8.46 $8.70

 

SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
OUTSIDE CITY
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
Tier 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
0-14 Units $5.87 $6.08 $6.21 $6.38 $6.53
15-27 Units $8.41 $8.71 $9.00 $9.30 $9.58
28+ Units $10.93 $11.04 $11.61 $11.95 $12.39

 

MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
Location 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
INSIDE CITY $5.75 $5.99 $6.16 $6.35 $6.53
OUTSIDE CITY $8.85 $9.19 $9.56 $9.91 $10.26

 

COMMERCIAL
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
Location 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
INSIDE CITY $5.85 $6.11 $6.27 $6.47 $6.64
OUTSIDE CITY $8.96 $9.33 $9.69 $10.04 $10.40

 

IRRIGATION
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
Location 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
INSIDE CITY $6.02 $6.30 $6.46 $6.66 $6.84
OUTSIDE CITY $9.21 $9.60 $9.97 $10.34 $10.70

 

ELEVATION SURCHARGE

ELEVATION SURCHARGE for Pumped Zone Customers
Cost Per Unit (1,000 gallons)
12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
$1.84 $1.84 $1.93 $1.98 $2.08

  

RATESHARE DISCOUNT*

RATESHARE for Eligible Low-Income Customers*
Discount Per Bimonthly Bill
Current Starting 12/1/17
$4.75 $25.00

 

FIRE SERVICES

BIMONTHLY FIRE SERVICE CHARGE
Service Size 12/1/17 10/1/18 10/1/19 10/1/20 10/1/21
1 1/2-inch $24.59 $27.07 $29.11 $31.36 $33.75
2-inch $37.51 $41.50 $44.52 $48.07 $51.76
2 1/2-inch $54.77 $60.76 $65.10 $70.38 $75.80
3-inch $71.97 $79.97 $85.62 $92.64 $99.79
4-inch $110.74 $123.26 $131.86 $142.77 $153.81
6-inch $218.43 $243.49 $260.30 $282.04 $303.89
8-inch $347.65 $387.77 $414.44 $449.16 $483.99
10-inch $498.41 $556.09 $594.26 $644.14 $694.10
12-inch $929.15 $1,037.02 $1,108.03 $1,201.21 $1,294.42