The City of Eureka (“City”) and Humboldt Community Service District (“District”) are requesting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a comprehensive water and wastewater rate study for each agency (Study). The City and District propose to utilize the same consultant to analyze their respective rate structures. The City provides water to the District and treats wastewater from the District as well, so it is anticipated that much of the data and analysis will be common between the two entities. Timing of work tasks will take into account the need to arrive at final rate numbers for the City in order to determine final rates for the District.
The intent of the Study is to independently assess and evaluate existing water and wastewater rates and provide fair and reasonable rate structures that will adequately fund each utility’s operational, capital improvement, and debt service needs for a period of no less than five (5) years. The selected consultant with be responsible for ensuring compliance with Proposition 218 for both the City and District.
The Study will be based on a comprehensive review of water and wastewater enterprise funds’ historical statements of revenue and expense, current year budgets, customer counts and classes, historical usage data, Water and Wastewater Master Plans, Capital Improvement Plans, projected growth, and any other information deemed necessary.
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