Adopted Fiscal Year 2018/2019 Rates and Budget

CCUA is excited to be starting its 25th year of serving the residents of Clay County. CCUA has adopted a 2.72% increase on water and sewer base and usage charges, and a 20% increase on reuse consumption charges. We strive to keep rates low and are pleased that we have adopted only two rate increases in the past five years to cover the increase of renewal and replacement of infrastructure.

Adopted Operating Budget

The adopted operating budget reflects an increase of approximately $2.5 million from last year’s budget. The increase is due to several budgeted line items, including an increase in wages to accommodate eight additional positions needed for growth and meeting regulatory requirements; a 2.4% cost of living increase ($224,393); a 1% merit ($93,497); and a significant transfer that will commit an extra $665,000 in funding for the capital budget. Funding for capital projects is cash on hand, rates, debt and capacity fees. Operating as a not-for-profit utility, any excess cash from operations is used to fund capital projects. The five-year capital budget reflects a funding shortfall of approximately $102 million. The capital budget includes tanks, structures and equipment that require recoating and rehabilitation to preserve structural and operational integrity. We often have to relocate water, wastewater and reclaimed water mains for road widening projects as well as the slip-lining or replacing leaking of damaged gravity mains discovered in preventative video inspections.

Adopted Capital Budget & Five Year Plan

As a CCUA customer, you have our commitment that you will continue to have one of the lowest utility bills for water, wastewater, and reclaimed services. One of the ways we accomplish this is investing in innovation and obtaining funding from various regulatory agencies. The cost of CCUA water is less than a penny a gallon using our average monthly water bill.

The entire CCUA Board of Supervisors and most of our staff reside in our service area, experiencing the same service, rates and water quality as the 132,000 residents who count on us for their water, wastewater, and reclaimed water. Our leadership team and staff are customers too and they expect the very best, just like you.

We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, so please reach out to us regarding your recommendations for improved service. To learn more or to contact us, please visit us at www.clayutility.org/contactus.aspx.