PID customers will see an increase in their February water bill; the water district’s rates went up as of Jan. 1, 2018.
PID’s board of directors approved a rate change in April 2016; that change PID rates increased in January includes projected rates through 2018, with the board having the option of decreasing the approved rates if the district’s financial situation merits the change. The rates, however, could not go higher than approved by the board in
The board voted last month to delay the full increase until 2019, implementing only a portion of the approved increase in 2018. For the average PID customer, the rates increased by 11%—less than the 18% increase permitted. The average PID household uses about 14 HCF units monthly, meaning the average residential bill for water plus the total service charge was $56.02 in 2017. In 2018, that total will be $61.72.