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.

Read the 2020-21 Budget

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