Pasadena Water and Power Hosts Public Outreach Meeting for Water Rate Adjustments

Public Outreach Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 9; Public Hearing Scheduled for March 14

PASADENA, Calif.—The Pasadena City Council will hold a public hearing on Monday, March 14, at 5 p.m. via video/teleconference to consider the adoption of recommended water rate adjustments to existing rate structures, and a change in the definition of the capital improvement charge. The public is encouraged to participate via video/teleconference and submit public comments.

As part of its continued public outreach campaign, Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) will host the third and final community outreach meeting about water rates in advance of the scheduled public hearing. The community outreach meeting, which will be held in person, is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave. Members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the recommended water rate adjustments. A recording of a previous virtual public outreach meeting is available online.

PWP is committed to providing reliable and high-quality water to the community, and is recommending the water rate adjustments in an effort to continue excellent service. The proposed increases will help cover rising costs for purchasing and treating water, and provide funding for critical improvements to reservoirs, treatment facilities and other water infrastructure. Pending City Council approval, the initial adjustment will increase the system average rate by 7.1% on April 1, 2022. A second adjustment to increase the system average rate by 7.2% would take effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

While individual customer bill impacts will vary based on water meter size and amount of water used, projected cost estimates show most residential customers will likely see an increase of approximately $3 in their monthly bill starting April 1, and an additional $4 monthly increase on Jan. 1. Based on similar modeling, PWP estimates that commercial customers are likely to see a $19 and $20 increase, respectively.

For more information on water rate adjustments and the upcoming public hearing, please visit: PWPweb.com/WaterRateAdjustments

About Pasadena Water and Power
PWP provides electricity to more than 65,000 customers within Pasadena. PWP delivers water to nearly 38,000 customers in Pasadena and adjacent communities in the San Gabriel Valley. As a community-owned utility, PWP is a not-for-profit public service owned and operated by the City of Pasadena for the benefit of its customers and the community. Its priorities are reliability, responsiveness to customers, reasonable rates and environmental stewardship.

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