New Water Rates Effective July 1, 2019
How To Calculate Your Water Bill
Bills are issued every two months for Water Usage, Service (Meter customers only), Assessment (Capital Improvements) and USDA Loan Assessment.
Water usage is billed in units of 100 Cubic Feet.
The water rates are:
Tier 1 0-6 units $4.30 per unit
Tier 2 7-30 units $6.40 per unit
Tier 3 over 30 units $18.00 per unit
Example: if you are billed for 16 units of water (1 unit = 100 CuFt), your bill will be calculated in the following manner:
16 units equals 6 at Tier 1 rate (6 x $4.30) = $ 25.80
10 at Tier 2 rate (10 x $6.40) = $ 64.00
Water Usage $ 89.80
Service (Meter customers) $ 57.50
Assessment (Capital Improvements) $ 21.00
Assessment (USDA Loan) $ 60.00
Your water bill will be $228.30
BILL ADJUSTMENTS FOR LARGE (ACCIDENTAL) WATER USAGE
SHAREHOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN REQUEST OR APPEAR IN PERSON AT A BOARD MEETING TO ADVISE THE BOARD THE REASON FOR THE HIGH USE AND ASK FOR A REDUCTION IN THE WATER RATES CHARGED
HOW TO READ YOUR WATER METER
(JAN - FEB) (MAR - APRIL) (MAY - JUNE) (JULY - AUG) (SEPT - OCT) (NOV - DEC)
WATER METERS MEASURE IN CUBIC FEET.
(ONE CUBIC FOOT = 7.48 GALLONS)
READINGS ARE READ IN UNITS = TO 100 CUBIC FEET
(100 CUBIC FEET = 748 GALLONS)
(TWO MONTHS LATEREXAMPLE:
1760 MINUS 1744 = 16 UNITS.
YOUR WATER CONSUMPTION = 16 UNITS.
(16 X 750 = 12,000 GALLONS OF WATER)
Requirements When Selling Your Home
PHMWC requires the seller to do the following in order to transfer your water share to the new owner:
Notify PHMWC of the pending sale and pay the $100 water share transfer fee.
Surrender your water share certificate to us (mail it to our PO Box) or provide us with a letter stating it has been lost.
Have a backflow valve installed and tested by a certified backflow tester. If your property already has a backflow valve, ensure that the certification is current (within the last year).
Have a CA Licensed Plumber Contractor or Home Inspector certify there are no leaks on your side of the water meter.