IPU - Rates and Charges
WATER RATES AND CHARGES
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011
A Public Hearing was held on December 9, 2010 regarding the proposed increase to Water Rates and Charges.
The proposed increase to Water Rates and Charges for 2011 through 2015 were approved by Resolution of the City Council (Resolution 2329).
Why a Water Rate Increase was Needed?
Industry Public Utilities Water Operations, also known as The City of Industry Waterworks System (CIWS) is owned by the City of Industry (City) and managed and operated by the La Puente Valley County Water District (LPVCWD) under an operation and management agreement. The CIWS includes approximately 31.9 miles of distribution and transmission mains, 4 wells, 4 booster pump stations, 3 pressure regulating stations and 3 reservoirs. CIWS’s primary source of water supply is groundwater drawn from the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin. Before 2011, the CIWS' last rate increase was in June 2006. Since then, its costs to produce and deliver water have been increasing due to a reduction in allowable production and higher groundwater assessment rates. However, CIWS has consistently reduced or absorbed other costs without raising your rates while still maintaining a high level of customer service. The City has approved the new rates and charges to be effective January 1, 2011 with additional increases effective in each succeeding year through 2015. The new rates and charges collect only the estimated amount needed to recover the actual cost of water service. The City’s new water rates and charges were developed through a Water Rate Study prepared for the City by LPVCWD. This Rate Study is available below along with other information on rates.