Proposed Fiscal Year 2022/2023 Rates

CCUA is excited to be starting its 29th year of serving the residents of Clay County. We strive to keep our rates low and are pleased that we have only adopted six rate increases in the past ten years to cover the increased costs of renewal and replacement infrastructure and cover increases in operating costs while promoting water conservation. CCUA has proposed the following rate increases:

  • 2% Increase: (Below the 8% Cost-of-Living Adjustment)
    • Residential and Commercial Water Base Facility Charge
    • Residential Tier 1 Water Usage
    • Commercial Potable Irrigation Tier 1 Usage
    • Residential and Commercial Sewer Base Facility Charge and Usage
    • Residential and Commercial Reuse Base Facility Charge and Usage
  • 3% Increase:
    • Alternative Water Supply Surcharge
  • 14% Increase:
    • Commercial Water Usage (Excluding Potable Irrigation Meters)
  • SJRWMD Cost Recovery Charge

    SJRWMD Funding of Black Creek Water Resource Development Project in Keystone Heights Information

    • Existing Customers: $1.09 per month (Charge will discontinue after 12 months)
    • New Construction Customers: $108.77
  • Residential and Commercial Potable Irrigation Proposed Rate Increases
    Previous Rate
    Per
    1,000 Gallons
    Current Rate
    Per
    1,000 Gallons
    Increase % Increase
    Potable Water Usage - Gallons
    Tier 1 (0 - 6,000) $1.54 $1.57 $0.03 2.0%
    Tier 2 (7,000 - 12,000) $3.88 $4.66 $0.78 20%
    Tier 3 ( 13,000 - 18,000) $5.03 $6.04 $1.01 20%
    Tier 4 (>18,000) $6.45 $7.74 $1.29 20%

As a CCUA customer, you have our commitment that you will continue to have one of the lowest utility bills for water, sewer, and reuse services. One of the ways we accomplish this is investing in innovation and obtaining funding from various regulatory agencies. Even with this year's proposed rate increases, CCUA will still have the lowest utility rates compared to neighboring communities.


Adopted 2021/2022 Budget

Adopted Operating Budget:

The operating budget reflects an increase of approximately $2,662,823 from last year’s budget. This operating budget includes a significant transfer that will commit an extra $1,370,570 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 $92 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, sewer, and reuse mains for road widening projects as well as the slip-lining or replacing leaking or damaged gravity mains discovered in preventative video inspections.

Capital Budget & Five-Year Plan: