General Rate Increase of 5.15%
Effective: January 27, 2010
The Service Charge is a Readiness to Serve Charge which is applicable to all metered water service and to which is added the charge for water used, computed at the Quantity Rates below.
New Service Advance Deposit
5/8 x 3/4 inch (most homes have these)
For all water used, per 100 cubic feet
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reimbursement Surcharge A 1.5% surcharge is required to be added to all customers bills, which is calculated on all amounts due and is forwarded to the Commission throughout the year.
Special Conditions - Ferndale Annual General METERED Service
All bills are subject to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Reimbursement Fee set forth in Schedule No. UF.
The annual service charge applies to service during the 12 month period commencing January 1 and is due in advance. If a permanent resident of the area has been a customer of the utility for at least 12 months, the residents may elect, at the beginning of the calendar year, to pay prorated service charges in advance at intervals of less than one year in accordance with the utility's established billing periods for water used.
The opening bill for meter service, except upon conversion from flat rate service, shall be established after the first day of any year, the portion of such annual charge applicable to the current year shall be determined by multiplying the annual charge by one three-hundred-sixty-fifth (1/365) of the number of days remaining in the calendar year. The balance of the payment of the initial annual charge shall be credited against the charges for the succeeding annual period. If service is not continued for at least one year after the date of initial service, no refund of the initial annual charges shall be due the customers.
The established billing cycle for water used is monthly. The billing cycle may be at longer intervals during the winter season.
A late charge will be imposed per Schedule No. LC.
In accordance with Section 2714 of the Public Utilities Code, if a tenant in a rental unit leaves owing the company, service to subsequent tenants in that unit will, at the company's option, be furnished on the account of the landlord or property owner.
As authorized by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), all
bills are subject to a one-time Surcharge of $182.38 billed at $3.80 per
month over approximately forty-eight (48) billing cycles upon approval
of Advice Letter No. 280-B.
This charge offsets the legal and engineering expenses resulting from
successful negotiations with the California Department of Fish and Game
from the period of August 2008 through January 2011.