EBMUD Plans Fee Changes
The East Bay Municipal Utility District will vote on proposed water and sewer fee adjustments during a public hearing set for June 11, 2019. Its biennial fee report recommends no change in the district’s one-time water system capacity fee but does suggest a number of other water-related rate changes: monthly service rates will increase 6.5 percent for ⅝” and ¾” meters; meter installation fees will rise between 14 to 54 percent, depending on paved vs. unpaved conditions; district-installed main extension costs will go up between 23 and 28 percent for paved and unpaved conditions; and the basic fee for an applicant-installed main extension will rise 2 percent while the linear foot charge will increase between 19 and 21 percent, depending on pipe size. On the sewer side, the district is consolidating two wastewater connection review and inspection fees, increasing the combined charges from $4,060 per project to $11,500 for the first connection plus $9,400 per additional connection submitted and constructed under the same project with the same design and pipe sizes. The wastewater connection fee structure has been revised, which will result in increases for some customers and decreases for others, according to the staff report. EBMUD serves Click HERE to view the staff report and consultants’ recommendations, on pages 123-173. EBMUD's water system serves approximately 1.4 million people in a 332-square-mile area extending from Crockett on the north, southward to San Lorenzo (encompassing the major cities of Oakland and Berkeley), eastward from San Francisco to Walnut Creek and south through the San Ramon Valley. Its wastewater system serves approximately 685,000 people in an 88-square-mile area of Alameda and Contra Costa counties along the San Francisco Bay's east shore, extending from Richmond on the north and southward to Oakland. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at firstname.lastname@example.org.