The District prepares an annual Operating Budget based on our proposed operation and maintenance expenses, scheduled capital projects, and anticipated water and sewer revenues for the year. Rate increases are proposed when anticipated costs exceed revenues. The proposed budget is presented to the District Commissioners in Number ember and a Public Hearing is held at that time to obtain customer feedback. The scheduled date, time, and location for the Public Hearing is published in local newspapers and all customers are encouraged to attend.
Traditionally, following the receipt of public comments and implementation of changes directed by the Board, the budget and water or sewer rates are set for the following year. The budgets and rates are formally adopted in December.