No. The District hired a third party financial firm to evaluate the cost impact of the headquarters beginning in Fiscal Year 2013-14. At that time, it was determined that the cost impact of the headquarters would not require rate increases. If identified as a separate item on the utility bill, each customer’s portion of the headquarters cost would be $1 per month.
East Valley Water District recently constructed a new headquarters campus for $15.5 million. It consolidated District staff from three separate locations, increasing operational efficiencies and saving over $200,000 a year in facility lease expenses. Additionally, the District welcomes community groups and members of the public to use the facility for their events, creating an added benefit for the area.