Customer notice of increasing rates per decision 1511030 (February 11, 2016)

While rates have increased, the total revenues authorized by the CPUC for Liberty Apple Valley in 2015 decreased by 5.5% compared to the revenues authorized for 2014. The rate increases were necessary to enable Liberty Apple Valley to pay the fixed costs of operating the water system, regardless of the amount of water sales. The majority of Liberty Apple Valley’s operating costs (70%) are fixed. Reductions in revenue due to lower water use mean rate increases are necessary to allow Liberty Apple Valley to recover the costs of providing safe and reliable water service.