New Rate Structure Proposal Shared at Annual Meeting

At the December 14 annual meeting, there was a presentation and discussion of a new rate structure proposal. Unfortunately, the attendance at the Annual Meeting was low.

Through the below link members who were unable to attend the annual meeting can review a PDF copy of the rate structure presentation. Towards the end are specific examples of how the proposed rate structure would impact a variety of different water users. Overall 50% of the membership will pay LESS under the proposed rate structure and 50% will pay more.

Eastsound Water has also scheduled 4 different meetings in January that specifically address the proposed rate structure. These meetings are all at the Orcas Fire Hall and scheduled as follows

DATE                                                   INTENDED AUDIENCE

Wed. Jan 10, 6:30–8 00 p.m.         Members who participated in the 2016 “Member Engagement Process” hosted by then Board member Fred Klein.

Mon. Jan 15, 6:30–7:30 p.m.          All residential members.

Wed. Jan 17, 5:30–6:30 p.m.          Multi-Unit Members and Customers (this group includes Opal Residents, Apartment Complexes, Lover’s Lane Patio Association, Alder Cottages, Alder Forest, and such).

Wed. Jan 31, 6:30–7:30 p.m.          Commercial Members.

You need not RSVP, but if you do, Eastsound Water will do a free comparison of your costs of water service under the existing rates and under the proposed rates.

RSVP to EWUA@rockisland.com

2018 Rate Structure Presentation WEB PDF