Rates and Finance

Budget Committee Meeting Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A public meeting of the Rockwood Water PUD Board of Directors will be held on the 6th day of May 2020 at 6 p.m. A Budget Committee meeting will be held directly after the Board meeting to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. The purpose of the budget meeting is to receive the budget message, to receive comment from the public on the budget, and to go over the budget materials.

A copy of the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Budget Package is available here. Board meeting materials can be found at this link.

To join the meeting from a mobile device, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82032753458?pwd=aUIvYS9QcnJ2bTYxZzBScndGYytPdz09

before 6 pm on May 6, 2020, password 124340.

Any person may join the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee by utilizing the Raise Hand function.

To call into the meeting dial 1-253-215-8782, webinar ID: 820 3275 3458, password: 124340. before 6 pm. Long distance charges may apply.

Written comments must be submitted prior to 5 p.m. on May 5 to kaden@rwpud.org.

Fiscal Year 2019/2020 Proposed Budget

Click here to see our fiscal year 2019/2020 proposed budget document.

Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Adopted Budget

Click here to see our fiscal year 2018/2019 adopted budget document.

Fiscal Year 2017/2018 Adopted Budget

Click here to see our fiscal year 2017/2018 adopted budget document.

Water Bills, Rates, and Charges

Water bills are calculated on a two-month period of time. The bill is a combination of a Meter Charge that varies with the size of the meter (most residential customers have a 5/8″ meter) and a charge based on actual water usage. The usage charge is based on a meter reading, and units are measured in hundred cubic feet (ccf), which equals 748 gallons.

The following are our rates and charges for fiscal year July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

METER CHARGE (bi-monthly by meter size):

Size in Inches Charge
5/8 $19.62
3/4 $29.45
1 $49.05
1 1/2 $98.05
2 $156.90
3 $343.25
4 $588.40
6 $1,225.80
8 $1,765.15
10 $2,843.85

Fire meters charged 5/8 inch meter size rate.

Partial billing periods are prorated.

Two (or three) separate buildings on the same meter (2-user or 3-user shall be charged twice (or three times) the meter charge.

WATER CHARGE:

Rate per 100 cf (one hundred cubic feet):  $2.55

Users outside the District pay a fifty percent (50%) surcharge for water.

CHARGES AND FEES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018

Late Notice $10.00
48-Hour Door Hanger $20.00
Turn Meter on weekdays (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) $28.65
Turn Meter on weekdays (4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.) $40.15
Turn Meter on (after 6:00 p.m. weekdays, weekends, and holidays) $103.20
Pull Meter/Reinstall $57.35
Move in or Found on Meter $28.65
Broken Curb Stop $114.65
Dishonored Payment $28.65
Cut off at Main Time and Materials
Broken Lock $26.45
Inspection (turn off/on) $28.65
Repeat Service Calls $28.65
Nonemergency turn on outside of normal working hours (not for service turned off for nonpayment) $103.20
Backflow Fee $1.20 per month
Meter Testing Fee 1/ (at customer site)
5/8 inch to 1 inch $58.50
1.5 inches and over $117.00
Meter Testing Fee 1/ (at Meter Shop)
5/8 inch $118.05
3/4 inche $142.20
1 inch $186.90
1.5 inches $487.65
2 inches $662.70
1/ If meter is not reading accurately per AWWA standards, there is no fee charged.
Set-up Fee – New Account $28.70
Late Payment Charge Bills issued to vendors by District which remain unpaid for over 30 days may be subject to a Late Payment Charge of 1.5% and compounded monthly on the unpaid balance.
Credit Card Use Credit cards may be used by District customers to pay for routine monthly or bi-monthly water charges at no additional charge. Any payment $5,000.00 or higher shall be charged an additional 1.5 percent. Credit card use will not be permitted to pay for services involved with development services, construction activities or other District operations and maintenance items.
Contract Backflow Test At Cost
Hydrant Use Permit
1 month $27.50
2 to 6 months $55.00
7 to 12 months $110.00
Fines for Unpermitted Hydrant Use
First Offense $175.00 2/
Second Offense $350.00
Third Offense $600.00
2/ This may be waived if arrangements are made with the District within 24 hours of notice of violation.

Additional labor, material and equipment charges may be assessed for special circumstances (i.e., meters in vault, safety and security issues, counting coins, etc.

DEPOSITS

The minimum amount of deposit is fifty dollars ($50). A greater deposit is required on accounts where the usage is known to be higher than a single-family dwelling, such as an apartment complex or industrial user. A greater deposit may also be required if there is a high usage history of six months or longer.

The deposit shall be calculated as follows: Three to six (3 – 6) bimonthly bills are averaged, and that amount is multiplied by 1.75. The amount is rounded to the nearest five dollars ($5). The basis for this calculation is that by the time an account has been terminated for non-payment, one (1) entire billing period and three-quarters (3/4) of the next billing period have passed without payment.

PRIVILEGE TAX

City of Portland Effective August 15, 1994 5.235 percent
City of Fairview Effective July 1, 2000 5 percent
City of Gresham Effective July 1, 2003 5 percent

HYDRANT METER RENTAL CHARGES

$11.50 for the first day.
$5.75per day thereafter – up to two (2) weeks.
$2.85per day thereafter – up to one (1) month.
(7-day week computation),
plus current volumetric charge as adjusted by the Board.

For Contractors’ uses in excess of thirty (30) days: $11.50 for the first day, $5.75per day for the next fourteen (14) days, weekends excluded, $2.85for the balance of the month, weekends excluded, thence $2.85per day for as many months as they retain it, weekends excluded; plus current volumetric charge as adjusted by the Board.

For religious, fraternal and charitable organizations using a meter for a legitimate fund-raising activity, the applicable fee shall be exactly one half of the fee for the usual, customary residential use.

First three days or part thereof$26.00Backflow$135.50

APPROVED BACKFLOW PREVENTION DEVICE

Rental rate:
Two-inch double check valve:
First three days or part thereof $27.50
Each additional day or part thereof $9.20
Two-inch combination meter and backflow device:
First three days or part thereof $41.25
Each additional day or part thereof $13.75
Deposit (refundable):
Meter $286.60
Backflow $143.30
Combination Device $401.50

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES

Meter Size Maximum Gallons Per Minute ERU Equivalent Total SDC Charge
5/8 inch 20 1 $2,019.00
3/4 inch 30 1.5 $3,029.00
1.0 inch 50 2.5 $5,051.00
1.5 inch 100 5 $10,099.00
2.0 inch 160 8 $16,158.00
3.0 inch 350 17.5 $35,347.00
4.0 inch 600 30 $60,596.00
6.0 inch 1,250 62.5 $126,240.00
8.0 inch 1,800 90 $181,785.00
10.0 inch 3,900 145 $292,877.00