What other changes can I expect?

Expanded Tier 1 rates: The proposed modified rate structure will expand Tier 1 rates to improve affordability for low-volume water use up to 6 hundred cubic feet (HCF). This means that more residents (51 percent versus 21 percent of Ventura residents) will fall under the most affordable water rate tier.

More precise wastewater charges: The proposed modified rate structure will eliminate the wastewater determination period, meaning that wastewater use will be based on monthly versus seasonal use.

Monthly billing: Beginning in July 2021, Ventura Water customers will be billed monthly versus bi-monthly and a newly designed bill will make it easy for customers to understand their bill.

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1. Why do water and wastewater rates need to change?
2. Why would rates change if we currently have enough water?
3. Would rates change if we did not need additional water supplies?
4. Has conservation helped to address water supply needs?
5. How does new development affect rates?
6. How will the revenue from our rates be used to improve our water and wastewater systems?
7. When was the last rate change?
8. How do Ventura's rates compare to other cities and water districts?
9. What influence does the VenturaWaterPure Project have on potential changes to the water rate structure and proposed rates?
10. Why can't water conservation be used in lieu of VenturWater Pure?
11. Which parts of our current rates were evaluated?
12. What is the process for determining rate changes?
13. What is the schedule for rate changes?
14. How often are rates evaluated and updated?
15. Who approves rate changes?
16. How do I know that the proposed rates are equitable?
17. How will the proposed rates impact my household bill?
18. What other changes can I expect?