Centennial Water considers temporary water-rate increases as part of Drought Response Plan

Public hearing set for May 24

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 The Centennial Water & Sanitation District Board of Directors declared a drought watch for customers in the Centennial Water service area, which includes Highlands Ranch, Solstice and portions of northern Douglas County.

A drought watch was issued because water supplies are below average and forecasts indicate prolonged dryness. The goal of the drought watch stage is to remind customers how important efficient water use is to prevent additional drought measures that could lead to mandatory outdoor water use restrictions.

Centennial Water is also considering drought pricing as part of its Drought Response Plan. The rates would be implemented as part of Stage 1 or Stage 2 drought restrictions once declared by the Centennial Water Board of Directors. The goals of drought pricing are to prioritize indoor water use, reduce outdoor consumption and provide sufficient water supply to maintain the health and safety of the community.

Drought pricing, if implemented, is temporary and will be rescinded to 2021 adopted rates as drought restrictions decrease or are eliminated.

A public hearing regarding the proposed drought pricing will be held during the Centennial Water Board of Directors meeting on Monday, May 24 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend via Zoom. Visit centennialwater.org to view the meeting agenda, which will include a Zoom link.

For water conservation tips and information and to get the latest news from Centennial Water, customers are encouraged to sign up to receive a monthly Water eNewsletter. To sign up, send an email to info@centennialwater.org.

Learn more about the proposed rates at - https://centennialwater.org/proposed-drought-rates/

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