Proposed New Rates

On January 22, 2020 at 5:30 pm, the Hi-Desert Water District Board of Directors will be holding a public hearing on the proposed new water rate structure. The public is also welcome to attend a community meeting that will be held at the District offices to hear an explanation of the proposed rates and ask questions. The community meeting is scheduled on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 5 pm - 6 pm at 55439 Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, California. Check back soon for calculator using the proposed rate structure.

Rate Study and Notice

Summary of Proposed Rates

The proposed rate structure will be similar to the current rate structure which is based off of tiers. The tiers will be reducing down to three tiers, with mobile homes, multi-residential, Irrigation and Bulk and CIMIS customers now included in the same tiered structure as residential. 

Proposed Tiered Thresholds

Tiered Water Use

1 HCF = 1 Unit = 100 Cubic Feet = 748 Gallons

Current Rates Compared to Proposed Rates

Proposed Rate Structure
Current Water Rates

Postcard Notice

In addition to the Water Rate Hearing Notice, customers received a supplemental postcard. The purpose of the postcard was to notify customers of changes that reflect a reduction in current rates that was not previously identified. 


How to calculate my bill?

Calculator Image Click here to use a billing calculator to estimate your bill using the proposed rate structure.

Calculate how many cubic feet or HCFs on average you use.

In the first tier calculate the first units up to four and multiply the dollar amount by number of units, then if you fall into the next tier - Tier 2, multiply the number of units by the Tier 2 dollar amount, followed by Tier 3 if applicable. Then add all totals together with the your monthly fixed charge.

EXAMPLE: New Rates Residential home that uses 6 units of water; Tier 1: 4 units x $3.65 = $14.60; Tier 2: 4 units x $6.17 = $24.68; 5/8 inch fix charge = $20.75 ; Charges = $60.03.

For Mobile Home and Multi-Residential Rates calculate similar to the Residential Home but include a multiplier of the number of dwelling units that make up the property. 

EXAMPLE: 2 Dwelling Units ; Tier 1: (4 units x $3.65) x 2 Dwelling Units = $29.20, etc.

Sample Bill