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2019 Residential District Water Rates

Effective January 1, 2019, there will be a five-percent (5%) increase in the District’s water rates. The residential rates are listed below and will be reflected in the February billing statements for January water usage. For specific information for all other rate categories please visit our rate schedule

2019 Rate Schedule  
Monthly Water Service Charge  $     21.00
Includes 1,000 cubic-feet per month (7,500 gallons)
Volume Charge (per One-Hundred Cubic Feet Used):
0 – 1,000 cubic feet (7,500 gallons)   Included
1,000 – 3,700 cubic feet (7,500 – 27,000 gallons)  $       0.38
3,700 – 14,000 cubic feet (27,000 – 105,000 gallons)  $       0.50
14,000 cubic feet (105,000 gallons) and above  $       0.61
Monthly Booster Charge

Applies only to boosted accounts

 

$       1.05

Increases to rates are necessary to address aging infrastructure, ensure reliability throughout the system, and minimize interruptions in service. The District is also required to offset increases passed on to us for power, materials, and services.

A monthly water service charge increase has not occurred since 1999, while tiered usage rates have not increased since 2014. Pending remaining rate studies to be completed in early 2019, rate increases are expected to be enacted gradually over the next five years.

Whitworth Water District’s New Superintendent

Whitworth Water District is excited to announce that they have selected Matt Wright as the new District Superintendent. Matt started in his new position with the District on September 4, 2018. Matt will be training with the District’s current Superintendent, Doug Babin, who will be retiring. Doug has been employed with the District since 1978.

Matt Wright came to Whitworth Water from AHBL Inc. where he worked as a Professional Engineer. Matt has been employed in the engineering field since 2006. He attended the University of Washington where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Matt is an accredited registered Professional Engineer with the State of Washington. He currently belongs to the American Water Works Association.

Tim Murrell, District Manager, stated that “we are lucky to have Matt and he will make a great fit to our team. His wide array of experience in project management and water supply planning, together with his team approach to management, will provide a wonderful addition to the District.”

Matt stated that “joining the Whitworth Water team is a dream come true and I look forward to working with the District’s great customers and staff!”