TGW Water Rates

ASSESSMENT FEE OF $17.00 FOR INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT

As of March 2014:  State law requires a dedicated source of funds to support loans.

CHARGE INFORMATION

TGW has a total of 3 charges: 1) Ready to Serve 2) Water Volume 3)State Assessment Fee

Ready to Serve: is applied every billing cycle for water being available and ready for service.  This is a static charge and depends on your water connection meter size.  The rate reflects TGW operating expense and capital reserves to maintain and improve infrastructure.  2) Water volume:  is applied every billing cycle for the amount of water each connection has used.  3)State Loan Assessment fee:  TGW has an assessment fee of $17 for a 20 year State loan at 1.78% where TGW  replaced 3 water mains (Cherokee Lane, Lower Trout Gulch and Mid Trout Gulch)  and upgraded Ross Rd. main. State law requires a dedicated source of fund to support this loan.  Once the USDA assumes the State loan the Assessement fee will be called Infrastructure Improvement.

BILLING SCHEDULE: 

Conversion Chart


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Effective July 1, 2014 Tiered Water Use Rate Increase


 Tier #

$ Amount

    Cubic Feet

 Units

 1

$0.04

0-2700 

 0-27

 2

$0.05 

 2701-6000

27.1-60 

 3

$0.07 

 6001 or higher

60.1 or higher 


As of July 1, 2014: TGW is increasing both the Ready to Serve rate and Water Use tier rates.  The Ready to Serve is applied every billing cycle for water being available and ready for service.  This is a static charge and depends on your water connection meter size.  The new rate reflects a 5% increase required to handle TGW operating expense and capital reserves to maintain and improve infrastructure.In response to the overdraft of the aquifer, TGW is increasing the water rate structure.  Tier 1 reflects the amount of water targeted for a household of 4.3 people using 75 gallons each person per day.  4.3 people represents 1 more person than the average household of 3.3 people.  TGW regards his as a generous amount of water use at the lowest cost per cubic foot of water.

Water is measured by cubic feet and charged in units (1 unit = 100 cubic feet).  The amount of water used in a billing period (~60 days) will determine the charge amount on your billing statement.  See example below:

 4000 cubic feet or 40 units of water will result in a charge of  $173.00 (27 x $4 + 13 x $5 = $173)
 RTS for 1" inch meter beginning July 1 (billed Sept 1) $156.14 
 Assessment Fee $17.00__    State loan requirement
 Total Bill for a billing cycle of ~60 days sent in September $346.14 due Oct. 1st
 eBilling discount*  $2.00  - 
  Total Bill  $344.14 
*Get $2.00 off every bill when you sign up for e-billing!!  Contact Sara at: tgw.finance@gmail.com

Water rate schedule attached below



Effective May 2014 Drought Response

TGW has set a water use goal for our members and tenants, effective immediately. Our target use, including landscape irrigation, is 75 gallons per day, per person.   Since meters measure in cubic feet of water and bills are calculated in units of 100 cubic feet, please refer to the conversion chart provided for your convenience.  Remember: 75 gallons equals 10 cubic feet. A billing cycle is roughly 60 days, therefore, one person can meet the target using 600 cubic feet (6 units) per each billing. 

Use by number of people per household per billing – (1 unit = 100 cubic feet) 

UNITS 

12 

18 

24 

30 

36 

42 

48 

54 

60 

 PERSON(S)

 1

10 


EFFECTIVE MARCH 2014 ASSESSMENT FEE OF $17.00 FOR STATE LOAN
TGW is planning on replacing 4 mains: Ross Rd. Cherokee Lane, Lower Trout Gulch and Mid Trout Gulch being funded by a 20 year State loan at 1.78%.  State law requires a dedicated source of funds to support this loan so we will begin adding the $17 loan repayment assessment fee to your bill starting March 2014. 
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2012 NEW WATER VOLUME TIERS 

As we move into FY2013, we are starting the year with a deficit of $17,124.31 due to major repairs and meter installations.  In reviewing the budget for the upcoming year and once majority of the members are changed over to the meter rate, the board has determined that the tier structure needs to be changed.  The new Tier Structure is as follows on top of the Ready to Serve Rate of $148.70 for 1 inch and $158.70 for 2 inch:

 
 TIER TIER

1

0-6,000 at .03 per cubic foot

2  

6,001-8,500 at $0.04 per cubic foot

3

8,501+ at .05 per cubic foot
 
Note:

New metered members will be billed at the metered rate. Remaining members with more difficult installations will be changed over to the ready to serve rate proportional to estimated water usage until meter is able to be installed.

 

BILLING SCHEDULE: 

 

 

HOW TO READ YOUR WATER BILL

The Ready to Serve is always the same.  Look at the usage number below the readings on the left.  This is calculated in Cubic Feet.  The Usage (cf) x the tier rate = the Water volume charge. The bill total is at the bottom right.

 

What is a cubic foot?  A cubic foot equals to 7.48 gallons. 

The conversion table shows the conversion and associated costs:

 

 
 
 

 

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