2.83% Rate Increase in Water Bills for County
An ordinance adopted by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners back in March 2007 authorized the indexing of guaranteed revenue fees, base facility fees and commodity fees beginning October 1, 2008, and annually thereafter. The ordinance provides that the rates be adjusted based on 75% of the prior year's Consumer Price Index (CP!) increase for Water and Sewage Maintenance, measured July to July. The published CPI increase for Water and Sewer Maintenance for that period was 3.77% resulting in a rate increase of 2.83% effective October 1, 2014.
Projects being funded by the increase include automated metering infrastructure, rehabilitation of treatment plants, replacement of emergency generators, life station rehabilitation, and water and wastewater line replacement. For more information on these projects and for a comparative schedule of rates go to the following: