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No. The water system relies on feedback from customers to identify issues or concerns and responds accordingly. The water system operator sees every meter every month and recognizes and addresses any issues found during the meter-reading tours.
We have heard the underground main waterlines in Starlight Pines are made up of PVC that is prone to leaks. If these lines are replaced, will the water users in Starlight Pines pay for this?
Yes. Any costs for repairs or replacements to the system will be the responsibility of the Water District after the transfer in October 2021. The new rate structure and planned budgeted reserves will pay for repairs and replacements.
Yes, but as a Water District, we are selling a commodity on a non-profit basis. There is no reason to create a property tax to boost income. If the District needs money for increased expenses or a major improvement, the District will adjust the water rates accordingly. All Board
Yes. Rate proposals are reviewed during a hearing called for a review of a rate adjustment. Water users can voice their concerns or opinions during this hearing. The BRDWID Board discusses and considers any rate adjustments. If the Board approves any rate changes, it must share the changes with
Yes, the water rates and fee structure will be the same whether you are in the Water District or not. Everyone in the service area will be affected by any initial or subsequent rate increases.
With Board approval, the rates will initially be increased with the purchase and transfer of SWC to BRDWID. Future rate increases would be predicated on expenses. In the first year, BRDWID will be working on longer term strategies and plans for the water system while taking advantage of any
What happens if something catastrophic happens to the system, i.e., well failures, broken mains, etc.?
Like the current owner (Starlight Water Company), the Water District would have to respond to and fix issues in a timely manner. A reserve fund will be created with the purchase of SWC. The new rate structure and budget for BRDWID will include funding the reserve to a reasonable
The steering committee group reviewed the books and ledgers of Starlight Water Company (SWC). One of those reviewers was an accountant and did not notice any red flags. SWC has been very open with us and has answered all questions we asked.
There have been instances where a Private Water Company has sold Arizona’s mountain aquifers to other, less productive water service areas. A water district can sell the water in our aquifers but as a non-profit it has very little motivation to do so, because the water district is committed