CMD Introduces New Rate Structure

Beginning September 1, 2018, the Chester Metropolitan District is changing its rate structure. Earlier this year, we hired Raftelis, a financial consulting firm from Charlotte, North Carolina, to review our current rate structure and help us develop a more fair and equitable water rate for our customers.

As a result of this change, many of our residential customers may see a decrease in the water portion of their bill.

The most common meter size for residential water customers is 3/4″; however some residential customers may have a larger water meter. If you do not know your meter size, please contact our office for assistance.

All bills issued after September 1, 2018 will adhere to the following rate structure:

 

Water Service Base Rate
(Based on Meter Size)
Meter Size Rate
3/4″ $14.35
1″ $21.52
1.5″ $39.26
2″ $60.64
3″ $110.56
4″ $181.87
6″ $359.96
8″ $573.76
10″ $823.27

Usage Charge — $7.19 per 1,000 gallons

 


Explanation

The total cost for water service will include a Base Rate, which is dependent on meter size, and a charge of $7.19 for each 1,000 gallons of registered usage. There are no additional monthly fees and charges.

To calculate your average water usage, start with the “Base Rate” for your meter size. Next, multiply your average water usage in thousands (ex. 4,000 gallons = 4) by $7.19.  Those two numbers added together will be your water charge.

Examples:

A residential customer with a 3/4″ meter who is out of town and the water meter registers 0 usage can expect the water portion of their bill to be $14.35. ($14.35 + 0)

A residential customer with a 3/4″ meter whose meter registers 1,000 gallons of usage can expect the water portion of their bill to be $21.54. ($14.35 + $7.19)

A residential customer with a 3/4″ meter whose meter registers 5,000 gallons of usage can expect the water portion of their bill to be $50.30. ($14.35 + $7.19 + $7.19 + $7.19 + $7.19 + $7.19)

If you have any questions about the way your new bill will be calculated, please contact our office for assistance.