2019 Water Rate proposal

The Santa Fe Irrigation District (District) Board of Directors (Board) is considering a proposal for increasing potable and recycled water rates & revised single family water rate structure. The public notification period to consider adoption of this proposal has begun. Customers of record will be sent a notice of the January 16, 2020 public hearing at 8:30 a.m. at the District's Office (5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA) where the Board will consider adoption of this proposal. This notice also includes summarized information on the proposal and protest instructions. This notice is included below, see "Proposition 218 Notice."

The District hired an independent rate consultant to determine how best to meet revenue requirements and keep pace with projected inflation over a three-year period (approximately 3% per year). The detailed information of this proposal can be found in the links below. The report that outlines all supporting information for this proposal is included below, see "Cost of Service Rate Study - Nov. 2019."

To help customers better understand how this proposal impacts them, below in the supporting documents you will find examples of average customer bills and how the proposal may impact them. Additionally, there is a regional comparison of the District's current and proposed average customer water bills to other San Diego County water agencies. This comparison is included below, see "Customer Bill Impacts & Agency Comparison." Please also use water bill estimator tool below. With the information included in your bill, you can see how these changes from the District’s current rates to the rates proposed are estimated to impact you.

The District will conduct a series of informational public meetings to discuss the proposed water rate adjustments and answer questions about how customers’ water bills may be impacted. Please see below for currently scheduled meeting dates, times and locations.

water bill calculator tool

To see how this proposal impacts you, use the estimated water bill calculator tool below. Based on information included in your water bill that you input into the calculator, you can see how changes from the District's current rates to the proposed rates may impact your bill.

public meetings

The District will conduct a series of informational public meetings to discuss the proposed water rate adjustments and answer questions about how customers' water bills may be impacted. Please check this page regularly for additional meeting dates, times and locations. 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 4:00 p.m. Santa Fe Irrigation District, 5920 Linea del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 6:00 p.m. La Colonia  Community Center , 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, CA