Rates for water customers residing in Toledo and non-contract community areas of Lucas County would be based on actual water consumption plus a fixed monthly charge. Fixed charges are designed to recover costs associated with providing “fixed costs” of service for capital facilities (pump stations, reservoirs, transmission lines, wells, etc.). Fixed costs occur whether or not any water is used. The consumption charge is based on a two-block declining rate structure, meaning the more water a customer uses, the cheaper the rate. Block 1 is for the first 160,000 cubic feet of water, and Block 2 is for use above 160,000 cubic feet. Based on average single family water use (426 cubic feet per month), the monthly increase for residential users would be 6.4 percent in 2020, 5.7 percent in 2021, 7.8 percent in 2022, and 7 percent in 2023. The specific net rates and fixed charges are as follows:
As Manager for Local Government Advocacy, Tim Schneider advocates for local policies and laws that safeguard and foster a pro-business environment in the Toledo Region. Tim has more than 10 years of legislative and public policy experience with the local, state and federal levels of government.