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District explores adjustment to water rates

Customer Water Rates Update - Jan. 25, 2023

Customer workshops scheduled for February to engage public in the process 

Amid rising costs driven by inflation and reduced revenue due to drought, Marin Water will explore potential rate increases over the next few months.

More than 191,000 customers depend on Marin Water to provide clean, reliable water every day. With 95% of District operational costs remaining fixed regardless of local water usage, a rate adjustment will be required to maintain the District’s longstanding commitment to sustainably serve its customers. The new rates will provide much-needed funding to continue and build upon top District priorities such as water supply reliability, wildfire resiliency on the Mount Tamalpais Watershed, and critical water system infrastructure improvements.

To ensure customers are fully informed of the rate-setting process, the proposed adjustment and the reasons an adjustment is needed, Marin Water will host three in-person customer workshops and one virtual meeting in February.  These workshops will be in addition to Special Board meetings and will be designed to create opportunities for customers to participate in the discussion. The same information will be provided at each workshop, and the workshops have been scheduled for various dates and locations throughout the District’s service area as well as virtually to provide multiple opportunities for customers to attend a meeting.

All meetings are from 6 – 8 p.m. and dates and locations are as follows:

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Mill Valley Community Center - Cascade Room
180 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Monday, February 13, 2023
Corte Madera Community Center - Main Hall
498 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera, CA 94925
(Note: Parking available in Eastman lot; overflow parking on Pixley Avenue)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Albert J. Boro Community Center - Multi-Purpose Room
50 Canal Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Virtual Meeting (A recording of this meeting will be published to website after the meeting)
Zoom Participation link:
Dial-in by phone: 1 (669) 900-6833 and use the Webinar ID:  863 0742 2347

The District will be sending written notice of proposed rates to all customers in March, and the Board of Directors will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed rate structure in May 2023.

Marin Water is committed to transparency and to ensuring its customers are kept informed about each step of the rate-setting process. For more information, including answers to frequently asked questions, visit