Notice of Public Hearing
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00PM
Padre Dam’s Customer Service Center Board Room, 9300 Fanita Parkway, Santee
The Padre Dam Board of Directors invites the public to attend a public hearing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 6:00PM to consider the adoption of increases and adjustments to its water and sewer rates and service charges. The proposed rates and charges would be implemented between 2017 and 2022. The rates and charges being considered would apply to services provided beginning in November of each year and will appear on customer bills beginning in December of each year. The pumping rates and sewer commodity charges listed in the notice will include pass-through rate increases from some of our wholesale suppliers that will go into effect with services beginning July 1, 2017 and will appear on customer bills beginning in August 2017. To view the full Notice and Proposed Rates, click here.
A Cost of Service Study, completed by an independent rate consultant, is the basis for the proposed rates and charges. To view the Study, click here.
PROTESTING THE PROPOSED WATER AND SEWER INCREASES
Any property owner upon which the water or sewer service fees and charges are proposed to be imposed and any tenant directly liable for the payment of water or sewer service charges may submit a written protest to the proposed rate increases and adjustments described in the notice; however, only one written protest per parcel will be counted. Written protests must:
- State that the identified property owner or tenant is opposed to the proposed water rate and/or sewer rate increases and adjustments; and
- Include the property owner or tenant name, service address, or parcel number, or Padre Dam account number, and signature; and
- Mailed to: Padre Dam MWD, Board Secretary, P.O. Box 719003, Santee, CA 92072-9003; OR Delivered to: Padre Dam’s office at 9300 Fanita Parkway in Santee, ATTN: Board Secretary, prior to or at the public hearing (date, time and location noted above).
All written protests must be received prior to the conclusion of the public hearing. Protests submitted by email or other electronic means do not count as formal written protests. Please indicate on the outside of any envelope mailed or submitted to the District that contains a written protest “ATTN: Rate Hearing”.
The Board of Directors will hear all oral comments and will consider all written protests to the proposed water and sewer rate increases and adjustments at the public hearing. Oral comments will not qualify as formal protests. At the conclusion of the public hearing the Board will consider adoption of the rate increases and adjustments. If written protests are not submitted by a majority of property owners or tenants, the Board of Directors will be authorized to adopt the proposed rate adjustments.