Water Supply Investments and Other Factors That Influence Water Rates

Mesa Water is committed to providing its customers an abundance of local, reliable, clean, safe water, and continually investing in, and actively maintaining its infrastructure, which pumps, treats and delivers nearly five billion gallons of safe, clean drinking water to residential and business customers each year.

Critical factors in considering a new rate schedule include repair or replacement of Mesa Water’s systems and assets. Even without the need for repair, a water system requires regular wide-ranging maintenance to help achieve its designed lifespan.

Mesa Water is currently constructing $70 million of needed water system upgrades including wells, reservoirs and pipelines. The two new groundwater wells and the pipes connecting them to the main distribution system will increase our local groundwater production capacity by 11 million gallons per day. The reservoir upgrades will increase the storage capacity of our reservoirs by more than 15 million gallons thus increasing the reliability of our operations. Various pipeline replacements will help to maintain our world-class water system.

Other factors in considering a new rate schedule are the rising Replenishment Assessment charged to Mesa Water for pumping groundwater, increasing energy consumption costs and rising labor costs.

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