Olivenhain Municipal Water District. Client & Customer Research. Scott Estacion Holly Hargett Alan Moss. About OMWD. Olivenhain Municipal Water District is a public agency providing: Water Wastewater services Recycled water Hydroelectricity
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Client & Customer Research
A 242-mile-long aqueduct which transports Colorado River water from Lake Havasu to Southern California
A 444-mile-long aqueduct system that transports water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in Northern California to Lake Skinner located in Riverside Country
(up to 7%)
Average monthly household usage: 23.5 units
(Every 1 Unit = 748 Gallons of Water)
Therefore 23.5 Units = 17,578 Gallons
Landscape watering: Limited to three days a
week, 10 minutes per station
Time: banned between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Water for fountains, waterfalls, birdbaths:
Rate increase? No new increase. Drought rates
went into effect March
Utilities enforce and promote water restrictions through:
Rates, Municipal Ordinances, Federal Laws and Regulations, and Financial Incentives.
For example some municipalities:
Offer financial incentives to install efficient plumbing or water efficient landscaping.
Allow the public to water only on certain days by enforcing municipal ordinances.
Ban fountains unless they run on recirculated water.
The Olivenhain Municipal Water District, which also serves residents in the city of Encinitas, recently reduced its drought response from Level 2 to Level 1. That board's decision was based in large part on the fact that it has a significant new supply of recycled water that will reduce its imported water use.
Residential and commercial customers served by OMWD do not pay less for water than SDWD customers, now that they are at Level 1. The assumption has been made that rates are now lower in OMWD.
SDWD's average residential customer's (bi-monthly usage of 30 units with a 3/4-inch meter) bill is $123.02. Our average customer would pay $124.86 if they were in OMWD.
For commercial customers, OMWD's rate is $3.03 per unit and moves to $3.84 if the customer goes over the allotment (the allotment is based on meter size). SDWD has one rate for commercial customers ---- $2.92 per unit.
Even though SDWD will continue to charge a demand offset fee for new water meters, a meter does not cost more in SDWD than OMWD. As with rates, there are many factors that go into establishing a meter fee, so direct comparison with another agency doesn't always tell the whole story.
Comparisons between the San Dieguito and Olivenhain water districts and assumed that when Olivenhain went to a Level 1 and rescinded its "water demand offset fee" ($4,500 for a new single-family dwelling), that a new meter in OMWD would cost less. SDWD will continue to collect a potable water demand offset fee of $1,885 for a single-family dwelling and the base capacity fee for a 3/4-inch meter is $3,300, for a total of $5,185. OMWD's capacity fee ranges from $6,277 to $11,853.
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