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Austin Water Cost of Service Meeting Tuesday, February 21

Austin Water is conducting a study to help determine how future water and wastewater rates will be established.  A cost of service study includes a comprehensive review of methodology used to allocate costs among customer classes and to update and improve the methods for determining fair and equitable rates of utility services. The process to determine rates will continue into the spring.  The next meeting is:

Public Involvement Committee Meeting
February 21, 2017, 4:00pm, Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin Texas, Room 104
Topics: Drainage Fee; Customer Assistance Program; Financial Benchmarks; Affordability; Residential Rate Subsidy; Fire Demand Meter Fixed Charge

Wholesale Involvement Committee Meeting
February 21, 2017, 2017, 9:30am, Waller Creek Center, 625 E. 10th St., Austin Texas, Room 104
Topics: Drainage Fee; Customer Assistance Program; Financial Benchmarks; Affordability; Residential Rate Subsidy; Fire Demand Meter Fixed Charge

All of Austin Water’s customers are encouraged to attend these public involvement meetings. The goal of each committee is to provide representation for their Austin Water customer class, review and assess the cost of service process, and provide valuable input and recommendations to Austin Water.

Austin Water has set up a website for the Cost of Service Rate Study to provide access to meeting dates and locations, agendas, backup material, mailing lists, and provide a question and answer feature for the public to submit questions and comments.

http://www.austintexas.gov/department/2016-cost-service-rate-study

The Public Involvement Committee includes members representing the retail customer classes (residential, multifamily, commercial and large volume).  The Wholesale Involvement Committee includes members representing wholesale customers.

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