Friday, March 9, 2018

The City of Garden Grove’s Public Works Department will be holding a public hearing to discuss proposed adjustments in water rates and charges on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. The public hearing will be held during the regular City Council meeting in the Council Chamber at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center, located at 11300 Stanford Avenue.

The proposed adjustments are necessary to continue to account for future increases in the City’s operational costs to provide water service, future increases in the City’s costs to acquire water from other agencies, and allow the City to continue to meet the City’s service obligations and the regulatory obligations imposed by the State of California Department of Health Services and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The proposed increase will also help fund capital replacements and improvement projects that have been postponed and delayed.

While rates vary by water usage and other determining factors, currently, the average bi-monthly water charge for a single-family home that uses 30 units of water in a two-month period is $106.31. With the proposed first-year adjustment, the new charge would be $109.22. Subsequent annual adjustments would lead to a fifth year adjustment of $126.65. To see more examples of rate comparisons, refer to slides 38-41 of the December 14, 2017 water rate study.

Water customers received a mailed notice in January for the public hearing on the proposed water rates.

Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese translators will be available to assist at the public hearing. For more information, please contact the Garden Grove Public Works Department at (714) 741-5520 or visit the Water Rate Study webpage.

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