Adoption Canal Construction Meter Rates for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2026


SCH Number
Public Agency
Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD)
Document Title
Adoption Canal Construction Meter Rates for Fiscal Years 2022 through 2026
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) conducted a public hearing and adopted rates for the Canal Fund based on the requirements of California Proposition 218. The rates adopted by the Board of Directors were based on the Canal Cost of Service Study (Carollo Engineers, Inc.). Based on the findings within this study, CVWD has determined to adjust the rate structure and increase the rates for the canal water service charges to enable it to: recover current and projected increases in the costs of operations and maintenance, including, capital infrastructure improvements (e.g., gate and pumping infrastructure), energy cost increases, personnel costs, supplies and services, equipment, and quagga mussel mitigation and regulation; comply with State and Federal mandated regulatory requirements; avoid operational deficits and depletion of reserves; and operate the utility in a financially prudent manner. The rates for the construction meter water commodity charge are proposed to take effect on August 1, 2021, and to be increased each July 1 thereafter through and including July 1, 2025.

Contact Information

Coachella Valley Water District
Agency Name
Elizabeth Meyerhoff
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Imperial, Riverside, San Diego
Other Location Info
Within Coachella Valley Water District's (CVWD) service area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The action qualifies for a Statutory Exemption per the State CEQA Guidelines §15273, and is not subject to further environmental review. Per the State CEQA Guidelines §15273, CEQA does not apply to the establishment, modification, structuring, restructuring, or approval of rates, tolls, fares, or other charges by public agencies which the public agency finds are for the purpose of: (1) Meeting operating expenses, including employee wage rates and fringe benefits, (2) Purchasing or leasing supplies, equipment, or materials, (3) Meeting financial reserve needs and requirements, (4) Obtaining funds for capital projects, necessary to maintain service within existing service areas, or (5) Obtaining funds necessary to maintain such intra-city transfers as are authorized by city charter. Approval of this action and the administration, operation, maintenance, and improvements of the canal water system, which is to be funded by the canal water service charges for construction meters are necessary to maintain service within CVWD’s existing service area and would not expand the canal water system.
County Clerks
Imperial, Riverside, San Diego


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