On April 1, the board voted to freeze water rates through the end of 2020, and adopted a budget on June 3 that limits spending in fiscal year 2020-21.
District costs next year, including operations and maintenance, water purchases and capital projects, are increasing by just 0.4 percent or $382,000.
“We all agreed that we needed to help customers struggling financially with the pandemic,” said Helix Board President Mark Gracyk.
The fiscal year 2020-21 budget is the result of our continuous focus on cost effectiveness and the benefit of local rainfall. Spring showers in March and April reduced customer water use and reduced the district’s imported water purchases by delivering 4,370 acre feet of local water. Our local water will reduce next year’s imported water purchases by $4.6 million.
Helix Water District publishes a budget each summer as a plan for the year ahead, and we produce an annual report each fall to summarize the year behind us. Our annual report serves as a historical record for the district, and as an accounting to our customers. Our...
You know Helix Water District as your local water provider who delivers drinking water to your homes and businesses every day. Did you also know that we have over 100 years of commitment to serving our customers as a local public agency?Our staff and board members are...