Proposed Rate Increases 2023 (West Marin Service Area)
(Updated June 14, 2023)
The District proposes rate increases for the West Marin Water service area for fiscal year 2023-2024. If approved at the public hearing on June 20, 2023, the new rates will go into effect on July 1, 2023.
The public hearing will take place at 100 Wood Hollow Drive in Novato at 4:00 pm. For more details about the public hearing and the proposed rate increases see the links below.
The key reasons that a 6% rate increase is needed are described below:
- Continued investment in water facilities. The District must continue to make investments in facility upgrades and replacements that will benefit the West Marin Water System’s fire protection, water supply, and aging infrastructure. This will help to properly maintain the service area’s treatment plant, 26 miles of pipeline, 7 pump stations, 13 tanks, 4 wells, 172 hydrants, monitoring systems, and more.
- Impact of inflation on all costs. The proposed revenue increase is designed to meet all the costs of providing water service. This includes purchasing, treating, and delivering safe, high-quality, reliable water to your home or business without fail.
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