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The City provides and maintains water and sewer services to more than 56,000 residents. Utility rates fund the operations, maintenance, and capital improvements of the water and sanitary sewer systems. The City is committed to providing the highest quality services at the lowest possible rates for our customers. The Public Works Services Department continually strives for cost reductions and better utilization of assets, which has assisted in keeping our water and sewer rates among the lowest in the area.

Proposed Rate Adjustments & Prop 218 Public Notice
While the City continually strives for cost reductions and better utilization of the assets it holds, it also needs to keep pace with inflation, drinking water and sewer discharge regulations, and other cost increases.  The City contracted with an independent consultant to complete a cost of service analysis and is considering making changes to the current water and sewer rates.  Arcadia's water and sewer rates are among the lowest in the area and will remain so, even with the proposed rate adjustments. 

A public hearing will be held on February 2, 2021 to consider implementing a schedule of increases to the water and sewer rates.  A revised public notice detailing the proposed rates has been sent to water and sewer customers as we
ll as property owners.   The new rates, if adopted, will become effective and operative for water use and bills sent after February 2, 2021, and will be increased as provided herein each January 1 thereafter, through and including January 1, 2025.

Additional information regarding the cost of services analysis can be in the Cost of Service Study Update.

Public Works Services - Utilities
(626) 254-2700

Jacquelyn Mercado
Senior Management Analyst
(626) 254-2707

Published: January 19, 2021