UTILITY RATE & FEE STUDIES
Bartle Wells Associates designs utility rates and fees that are fair and practical based on a cost-of-service approach. Our expertise includes development of rates and development impact fees for water, sewer, recycled water, storm water, and solid waste utilities. In recent years, we have helped many agencies implement conservation-oriented rate structures and drought surcharges to support financial stability during periods of reduced water sales. We are knowledgeable about the legal requirements for rates and fees including Proposition 218, Proposition 26, and Government Code 66000 (AB 1600). We develop recommendations that are easy to understand and implement, and minimize the impact to ratepayers. BWA has represented cities and special districts at hundreds of public hearings. We develop clear and effective presentations and build consensus for our recommendations.