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Water Customer Rates

ORA represents consumers in scrutinizing the costs of service of California's nine large investor-owned water companies (Class A companies with over 10,000 customers). These companies have 63 geographically separate ratemaking districts, each with their own system costs.

Most of ORA's work in this area concerns applications for rate increases. In General Rate Case (GRC) applications, ORA audits the company's accounts, reviews past and projected expenses, revenue forecasts, cost of capital, plant additions, and rate design.

STATEWIDE ISSUES

Cost of Capital

The Cost of Capital is the overall percentage cost of the funds used to finance a utility’s assets.  The CPUC authorizes a rate-of-return to determine the revenues a water utility should earn on its investment. 

Consolidated Water Rates

The CPUC is considering new general guidelines to support the objectives in its Water Action Plan of setting rates that balance investment, conservation, and affordability for multi-district water utilities. Policies being considered include subsidizing high-cost areas via a special fund or through consolidating districts and rates across multi-district water utilities.

 

BY UTILITY

Apple Valley Ranchos

General Rate Case  

 

 California American Water Company (Cal Am) 

General Rate Case

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates   

Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project   

San Clemente Dam Removal   

Sand City Desalination   

 

California Water Service

General Rate Case 

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates

 

Golden State Water Company

General Rate Case 

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates 

 

Great Oaks Water Company

General Rate Case  

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates 

 

Park Water Company

General Rate Case  

Apple Valley Ranchos  

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates  

 

San Gabriel Valley Water Company

General Rate Case 

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates 

 

San Jose Water Company

General Rate Case 

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates 

 

Santa Catalina Island Water System

General Rate Case 

 

Suburban Water Company

General Rate Case 

Water Conservation & Efficiency Rebates 

 

 

ARCHIVES

Valencia Water Company

General Rate Case and Cost of Capital