Customers of the Menlo Park Municipal Water District should keep an eye on the mailbox for a notice explaining the utility's proposed increases to water rates.
Those in Tier 1 -- using up to 600 cubic feet (about 4,500 gallons) of water per month -- would see their rates go up by $4.51 per centum cubic foot the first year and then increase 5.4 percent over the next three years. Tier 2, using more than 600 cubic feet, would increase by $4.64 per centum cubic foot the first year and then increase 14.5 percent for years two through five, according to the city. Increased fees for fixed monthly charges and a drought surcharge starting at $0.29 per centum cubic foot the first year are also included in the rate adjustments.
A public hearing will be held in July before the City Council votes on the proposed rate increases.
Click here to review a staff report on the changes.