RE: Rate Increase
Dear Valued Customer,
The purpose of this letter is to provide notice of an increase in monthly water charges by Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation. The Texas Water Development Board has recommended that the Corporation implement a rate increase to provide for continued financial viability of the Corporation to fund debt and operations costs. The Corporation restructured its TWDB debt in 2015 to provide lower payments for a number of years; but debt costs will now increase over the next 4 years. A projected increase in customer count did not materialize and the cost of raw water purchased by the Corporation has almost doubled since 2005 leaving us with no option but to raise rates in order to provide enough revenue to fund future debt service and operation costs.
The Corporation will be raising the base monthly fee for standard residential customers by $5.00 per month. Larger meters will be increased by the same amount multiplied by the AWWA meter equivalent. The new charges will be reflected on your August bill. The Per Thousand Gallons charges will remain the same.
The old and new monthly base fee for all meter sizes are set forth below:
SIZE METER EQUIVALENTS FEE
5/8" X 3/4" $76.00 $81.00 Allowable -0-Usage
1" $190.00 $202.50 Allowable -0-Usage
1 1/2" $380.00 $405.00 Allowable -0-Usage
2" $608.00 $648.00 Allowable -0-Usage
The M-DWSC board and management will keep striving to look for ways to cut costs and grow our customer base to keep our rates and fees as low as possible in the future.
Thank you for your continued patronage and support.
Millersview-Doole Water Supply Corporation was incorporated
in 1972. M-DWSC has grown quite a bit since those first few years and has gone through many changes over the last 40 years.
M-DWSC covers four counties and runs over one thousand miles of pipeline throughout those four counties.