FY 2017 Budget
Beginning July 1, 2016, our Budget reflected an increase due to the cost of water and wastewater treatment purchased from our regional provider, Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority (RWSA). The average residential customer, using 5,000 gallons a month, saw a water and sewer bill increase of $3.66 per month. Monthly bills vary by how much water is consumed and how much sewer is used. Even with the rate increase, one penny will purchase over 2.5 gallons of water, which is a very good value for the ACSA's reliable, high quality, and safe drinking water.
How do our rates compare?
The ACSA's rates compare very favorably on the average residential bill. Our rates have been below the state-wide average on residential water and sewer bills consistently, as shown below:
How does this rate increase compare to previous years?
The ACSA has actually had small rate decreases or no increase for three of the past five years for our average residential customer. Including last year's increase, the five year average change has been approximately 2% each year