Good Afternoon Friends:
Hope you are enjoying the warmer San Diego weather!
Just a reminder that we will be having a community meeting for the public (No Board Members, discussion will be relayed to us) this week on our rate adjustment at Helix Water District if you have any questions or want more information. Staff will give a presentation followed by a question and answer session.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at 6pm
How to access this meeting
The public is welcome to attend the public hearing virtually or in person.
Attend in person at:
Helix Water District Boardroom
7811 University Ave in La Mesa
Click Link: Join Zoom meeting online
Meeting ID: 868 1534 1141
By Phone: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-669-444-9171
Supporting Documents and Resources
Review the Proposition 218 rates notice in English (PDF)
Review the Proposition 218 rates notice in Spanish (PDF)
Use out calculator to estimate your water bill
Review the draft cost of service study on which the proposed rates are based (PDF)
Watch "What Water Rates Pay For" video
All supporting documents and resources are also available on our Helix rates webpage
Have a Great Week!
Be Water Wise,
Kathleen Hedberg, PE, MPH
The Drought is OVER!
Tonight at the Helix Water District Board Meeting, the board adopted Resolution 23-18 declaring an END Water Shortage Response Level 2 (mandatory up to 20% reduction). We are not in any water shortage level, thus, you do not need to continue to cut back, however, continue permanent water use efficiency measures that are always in effect.
Helix Water District Rate Adjustment for 2023- 2026 (4 years), you should have received a notice of proposed changes to fixed charges and variable charges. https://www.hwd.com/DocumentCenter/View/1605 The rates will be adjusted with a maximum cap of 3.9% each year (Average Helix User, 21 Units). However, we will look at water rates every year and this number may come down, from the use of the local water we have received this year.
Please note there will be a Community Meeting at Helix Water District Administration Office Board Room, 7811 University Avenue, La Mesa, Next Week on April 12, at 6pm, you can come to the meeting or watch and ask questions via zoom, Meeting ID: 868 1534 1141, Password: 245575. There will be a 20 minute presentation on the rate adjustment and plenty of time to answer your questions and here any comments. But of course, if you have any questions you can also contact me.
Also, San Diego County Water Authority is working on their Budget for 2024, with a projected water rate increase of 14%. The Helix Board took immediate action last month to let SDCWA know that the budget/rate increase needs to be reduced (see below attached letter).
Be Water Wise,
Kathleen Coates Hedberg, PE, MPH
President, Helix Water District
Author: Kathleen Hedberg
Civil Engineer in 5th Term as a Helix Water District Board Director and Past President of the Board!