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File #: ORD-0437    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 11/1/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/27/2018 Final action:
Title: Approving an ordinance on second reading with the caption reading: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS, AMENDING RATES, CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER, WASTEWATER AND SOLID WASTE UTILITY SERVICE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Attachments: 1. 2018 Utility Rate Ordinance, 2. NewGen Presentation - FAB Committee 11_1 Meeting, 3. Cost of Service and Rate Study DRAFT 102918, 4. FY 19 Utility CIP final 6_15_18
Title
Approving an ordinance on second reading with the caption reading: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS, AMENDING RATES, CHARGES AND FEES FOR WATER, WASTEWATER AND SOLID WASTE UTILITY SERVICE; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES TO THE EXTENT THEY ARE IN CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Summary
The Finance and Budget (FAB) Committee analyzed the results of the water and wastewater cost of service and rate design study prepared by NewGen Strategies and Solutions at their November 1, 2018 meeting. Mr. Grant Rabon from NewGen presented the results of the study and explained the methodology behind the calculations. The FAB Committee unanimously approved a motion to recommend City Council approval of the water and wastewater rates as presented in the rate study to be effective December 1, 2018.

In fall of 2017, the City Council approved an increase to wastewater rates following an analysis by NewGen. At that time wastewater rates were increased due to the wastewater capital improvement program and have generated expected revenues during that time.

Attached to this agenda item are the ordinance under consideration, the presentation to the FAB Committee, a draft report that has been reviewed by staff, and the Utility Fund Capital Improvement Program (CIP) from the FY19 budget document.

Although information in the attached presentation and report includes rate information for fiscal years 2020-2022, the City Council is being asked to consider rates for FY19 only. The City is in the midst of developing new water and wastewater master plans and revising the impact fee ordinance. It is anticipated that the results of this effort will have an effect on rates going forward from FY20.

Shown below is the proposed change in an average monthly residential customer bill for FY19. This average bill assumes 7,000 gallons of water usage and 5,000 gallons of wastewater usage due to winter averaging.

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