On March 31, 2017, Liberty Utilities Apple Valley (Liberty Apple Valley) submitted the required Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism (WRAM) and Modified Cost Balancing Account (MCBA) annual filings to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which will result in lower water rates for Apple Valley customers.
Liberty Apple Valley water rates will be decreasing on May 1, 2017. The typical Liberty Apple Valley residential customer uses 11.655 CCF (8,716 gallons) of water each month and will see a net decrease of approximately 2 percent or $2.42 on their bi-monthly water bill when the WRAM/MCBA temporary surcharge decreases from $0.169 to $0.065 per CCF (748 gallons) of water.
“Liberty Apple Valley has stabilized customer water bills,” said Tony Penna, Vice President and General Manager for Liberty Utilities Apple Valley. “Approximately 90 percent of our customers pay less than $120 every two months ($60 per month) for their water service. In many cases, people are paying less for water today than they were four years ago. We are proud to serve and be a trusted community partner in Apple Valley.”
As a state-regulated water provider, Liberty Apple Valley utilizes the WRAM and MCBA balancing accounts to ensure it collects only the approved amount to operate and maintain the local water system. Customers receive a credit to refund any over-collected revenue or a temporary surcharge to make up a difference.
This rate reduction reflects Liberty Apple Valley’s work to stabilize local water rates, while maintaining the highest levels of quality, reliable water service.
For additional information about Liberty Utilities, customers are asked to visit www.LibertyUtilities.com or call 760-247-6484.