Rate Structure Design and the Universally Metered Water System: How and Where to Begin?

Description:Rate structure design and the universally metered water system: How and where to begin? Presenter: Karyn Johnson, MBA, FCS GROUP. This presentation will focus on the concepts, principals and best practices of utility rate-making. Emphasis will be placed on developing metered water conservation rate structures, including transition strategies to move from flat to metered rates. Through lecture and case study examples, this presentation will demonstrate the key considerations in rate design; water rate components (fixed and variable charges); alternative rate structure options (including applicability of use, advantages/disadvantages, etc.); implementation decision points, and potential implementation challenges and solutions when transitioning from flat to metered rates. Sample rate structures will be presented for a variety of customer types including agricultural, single family residential, multi-family residential, commercial, parks & irrigation, and other unique and/or large customer groups.

Authors: Karyn Johnson

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Tags:AC15,AC15 presentations,2015 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Citation:Stream 4: Sustainable Utility Management

Publication Date:May 29th, 2015 Upload Date:Jun 26th, 2015

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