Our costs to deliver water and manage our watershed are changing. MMWD is paying more for everything from electricity, to water treatment chemicals, to wholesale water purchases. We are not alone; utility costs are increasing across the country.
As costs rise, our rates must rise to reflect the cost of providing service.
We need these additional funds to make critical investments into our aging infrastructure. We are the oldest municipal water district in the state of California and our water delivery systems – our pipelines, pump stations and reservoirs – are showing their age. We need to make the investments now, with cash, to avoid paying twice as much in the long run by borrowing the money.