Service updates for the new Utilities Rates, Fees, and Charges will be posted to this webpage.
Beginning October 1, 2021, Pasco County Utilities customers will see rate changes on their monthly water, wastewater, and reclaimed water bill. The average residential customer using 6,000 gallons of water would see a billing increase from $79 to $81.30, a difference of $2.30. Rates, fees, and charges details are available at bit.ly/pcurates.
“Pasco County Utilities rates, fees and charges ultimately benefit all Pasco County Utilities customers,” said Pasco County Utilities Customer Service Director Sandra Anderson. “Revenue flows back to the needs of our customers by maintaining and developing the infrastructure that supports water, wastewater, and reclaimed water services. The revenue helps to ensure that all customers have reliable access to safe, clean drinking water every day.”
Residential reclaimed water customers also will see the base charge increase to $11 for up to 10,000 gallons, with a tiered rate of $1.10 for every additional 1,000 gallons used. There also continues to be a Back-Flow Prevention Device fee, which increases to $5.99.
“We strongly encourage water conservation regardless of the water source being used for irrigation,” said Anderson. “Now is the perfect time to ensure that all irrigation systems are functionally properly and efficiently to avoid higher than necessary bills or overwatering.”
A new four-year rate schedule goes into effect on October 1, 2021, with changes adopted from a Cost of Service Rate Study. The study is available online to include projected annual adjustments to service rates, fees, and charges through September 30, 2025, as well as additional detail through the agenda file number UT21-0542 in the BOCC packet for Aug. 24, 2021.