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Posted on: March 22, 2023

ACWD Board Rescinds Drought Surcharge Effective April 1

Copy of Drought Surcharges Rescinded (2)

The ACWD Board of Directors voted unanimously at a special Board meeting on March 21, to rescind drought surcharges effective April 1. The decision was based on several factors: 

  •  Local precipitation
  • Anticipated Sierra snowmelt
  • Customers' continued efficient water use 
  • ACWD's financial condition 

ACWD imposed a surcharge of $0.787 in March 2022, following the declaration of a water shortage emergency in December 2021. An increase to $0.82 was effective March 1, 2023, and applies to every 748 gallons, or unit of water, customers use.

ACWD’s water use restrictions and ordinance prohibiting some types of water use remain in effect. Several criteria will be considered to determine ending the local drought emergency status, including the State’s drought emergency declaration and executive orders, associated State emergency regulations, and local and imported water supply conditions. 

More information on ACWD’s drought status...
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