Budget Based Rates Made Clear

Encouraging Water Conservation and Financial Stability

Budget based rates are a tool used by water districts across the country because they treat customers fairly while encouraging water conservation and financial stability. Independent financial experts identified water budgets as the best option for East Valley Water District and its ratepayers.

Budget based rate systems allot each family or business enough water to meet their needs efficiently. Customers that use more water than their budgets allow will be charged at a higher rate for their excess use - and a portion of that money will go directly toward funding District conservation programs.

Water budgets are tailored to each customer and take a variety of factors into account to treat all customers fairly while promoting efficient water use. Water budgets also help to encourage habit changes at the tap, which will protect our water supply for future generations.