The Rancho Santa Fe Post

Rate Hike Expected for SFID Customers

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Water rates for Santa Fe Irrigation District (SFID) customers is expected to increase on January 1, 2017. The rate hike will be the second one in less than a year. The increase followed a 3-2 vote in May by the SFID board to phase in higher rates, 9 percent per year, over the course of several years.

The SFID Board voted 3-2 at it's November 17 meeting to keep the January 1 2017 rate increase on schedule. A table of the 2016 rate increases is below:

Actual Bill Impacts of Increases for FY 2016

Please note: FY 2017 & 2018 percentages are not currently known, as one component of 2017 & 2018 increases - the pass through Commodity Charges of the San Diego County Water Authority and Metropolitan Water District - re-adjust January 1 of each year. Potential pass through increases shall not exceed 10% per year. 

Single Family Bi-Monthly Usage
 1" Meter Rate Increase 
 1 1/2" Meter Rate Increase 
 2" Meter Rate Increase 
 3/4" Meter Rate Increase 

5 units
41.1%
36.2%
35.3%
46.8%

15 units
14.1%
20.7%
24.8%
8.1%

50 units
0.1%
7.6%
13.4%
-4.6%

100 units
7.1%
8.9%
11.0%
6.1%

150 units
10.6%
11.6%
12.8%
10.1%

200 units
16.3%
17.6%
19.2%
15.6%

250 units
20.5%
21.3%
22.3%
20.1%

300 units
23.4%
23.9%
24.6%
23.2%

Number of customers:
1,537
620
62
3,201