This is a small price to pay when you consider what it takes to get water to your home or business. Someone is working at the Water District every day, no matter what. We operate and maintain three wells and three booster pumps, all with electric motors. The District pays for the electricity to run these motors. The total motor horse power involved is approximately 250. This compares to the electricity to run about 400 full-size refrigerators. Our annual electricity costs alone are $74,000 or about $203 per day to run the District. This does not include the personnel, maintenance, chemicals, water testing, training, vehicles, tools, engineering, telephone and heat required to operate these pump stations and keep them pumping water to you.
The District is not in business to make a profit – we are here to provide you with continuously monitored drinking water. Any excess money is put into a capital fund for improvements to the District. And we have many improvements that are needed. For instance, about 70% of the District’s infrastructure is over 50 years old and beyond its projected lifespan. We are very fortunate that it has lasted this long without any major failures. It has even survived a major sewer project, thanks to our dedicated, knowledgeable and hard working staff. We are always looking forward to the future needs of the District and need your support. Please have faith in us and thank you for the continued support. Your $26.50 quarterly fee is not “for nothing”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]