Resources & Information
View: Current Rates, will be reflected on all February 2020 billing statements and includes any usage from the month prior.
View: UT20-0106 containing documents associated with the BOCC approved Resolution.
View: UT17-742 Opens a New Window. with the full findings and recommendations outlined in the rate study.
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How are the Rates Determined?
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.
What is the Increase for an Average Customer?
The average residential customer using 6,000 gallons of water would see an increase of $1.48 on their bill.
How is the Average Determined?
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.
Why Have the Rates, Fees, & Charges Changed?
Board of County Commissioners Approve
Revised Rates, Fees, and Charges
The much anticipated acquisition of the Pasco Aqua Utility System, by Pasco County Utilities (PCU), will take full effect during the summer of 2020. In preparation for the acquisition a rate increase of two percent will be reflected on the February 2020 billing statement, inclusive of any usage that took place the month prior. PCU is committed to a seamless transition for the 3,400 new as well as all current PCU customers.
Establishing a two percent rate increase for all monthly water, wastewater, and reclaim water bills was approved at the December 10, 2019, Board of County Commissioner (BOCC) meeting. The average residential customer using 6,000 gallons of water would see a billing increase from $75.30 to $76.78, a difference of $1.48.
Additional Resources and Information
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.
A four-year rate schedule went into effect on October 1, 2017, with changes adopted from a Cost of Service Rate Study. Details in the Cost of Service Rate Study include projected annual adjustments to service rates, fees, and charges through September 30, 2022. An annual rate sufficiency analysis will be performed after each Fiscal Year (FY) to determine the need for any annual increases.
View: Memorandum UT17-742 Opens in New Window to read through the findings and recommendations outlined in the study.
Watch: The full Agenda with Recorded Footage Opens in New Window from the Pasco County Commission Agenda Meeting on July 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Dade City Historic Courthouse.