Water service rates are based on the real costs of treating and delivering water to customers. To determine rates, a study is completed to identify the costs the County has incurred for system improvements, maintenance, operations, administration and financing. Once the study is complete, a notice of a public hearing is published and a public hearing is held. After the hearing, the rates are adopted by resolution and put into effect.
The average residential customer using 6,000 gallons of water would see an increase of $2.08 on their bill.
The average residential customer with a 5/8” meter uses 6,000 gallons per month. This figure is based on historical data for the yearly consumption of Pasco County Utility customers.
Beginning October 1, 2017, and continuing into the current year, Pasco County Utilities customers may see rate changes in their monthly water and wastewater bill, dependent on the volume of water and sewer needs specific to property size, house hold size, etc.
On December 16, 2016 work authorization was approved by the County Administrator to update the County’s Cost of Service Rate Study. Findings and recommendations outlined in the study include across-the-board adjustments, decreases and increases to all service rates, fees, and charges.
Services to the typical County residential customer, who currently uses 6,000 gallons of water per month (GPM), would see an increase in their monthly water and wastewater bill of $2.08, effective October 1, 2018 for the fiscal year (FY) 2019.
Pasco County adopts a four-year rate schedule and into the following three years the same example of a residential customer’s monthly bills, using 6,000 GPM, is projected to increase through FY 2021. An annual rate sufficiency analysis will be performed after each FY to determine the need for any annual increases.
FY 2018 comparative rate examples: