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Common questions about our rates.
New sewer rates were adopted by the GCSD board on May 16th, 2023, and are being implemented over a five-year period beginning on July1, 2023. All residential customers will be billed at a flat rate beginning July 1, 2023. The District will no longer bill commercial properties on their Mendocino County property taxes , but will instead bill them on a monthly basis, at a minimum rate of $105.29 per month per EDU beginning July 1, 2023. That rate consists of a minimum monthly sewer fee of $75.09, maintenance fee of $4.68, capital improvement/reserve fee of $25.52. Those fees are multiplied by an EDU Equivalent, which is determined by water usage.
The EDU Equivalent is calculated by the total amount of water used by residential customers divided by the total number of residential customers. For this fiscal year, that water usage was 122 gallons per day on average. Thus, if a commercial customer uses 366 gallons of water per day for the billing period, the customer will be deemed to have 3 EDUs of use and the monthly fees would be multiplied by three to determine the sewer bill for that month, $105.29 x 3 = $315.87 monthly sewer bill. *
Hotels will be billed in the same manner as described above, but the total monthly bill will be multiplied by the average occupancy rate percentage for Mendocino County. GCSD will use the prior calendar year average when determining the occupancy rate. Please visit https://industry.visitcalifornia.com/research/report/ca-regional-lodging-forecast---december-2021 for the most updated hotel information.
*Please note: Commercial Properties with multiple office spaces will be bill a minimum of 1 EDU per office space, or any commercial customer that uses less than 122 gpd will be billed a minimum of 1 EDU and receive the monthly minimum sewer charge described above.
GCSD has increase their sewer fees by 10% for fiscal year 2023-24. Please read our Prop 218 Notice located here https://gualalacsd.org/files
If you have any questions please contact the General Manager- Chris Troyan at (707)785-2331 email at email@example.com. You may also contact our Finance Director- Geraldine LiaBraaten at (707)884-1715 email at firstname.lastname@example.org.