FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - WATER
Distribution or Delivery Rate
Water Availability Charge
What is the customer charge?
The customer charge is a flat charge applied each month regardless
of the amount of natural gas used. The charge is designed to recover the
cost of such items as customer accounting, mailing, billing and metering.
What is the distribution or delivery rate?
The distribution or delivery rate is based on
utility operating expenses, including depreciation and income
taxes, plus a return on the utility’s assets used in
providing utility service and is intended to compensate the
utility for the cost of delivering water through their
pipeline system to end-use customers.
What is the usage charge?
The usage charge is the per unit rate for water sold to customers.
What is the water availability charge?
The water availability charge recovers the costs incurred by the utility for facilities that are readily available to
provide water service to customers.
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