We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 
 We Get Support From:
Become a Supporter 

Roseville Proposes Water Rate Increases, Pricing Change

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

BEFORE (left): The area of grass on city-owned property along PFE Road in Roseville in January 2015. AFTER (right): In April 2015, the grass has been replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping to save water.

Ed Joyce / Capital Public Radio

The City of Roseville has proposed raising water rates. The city will hold the first of two community meetings on the proposal Tuesday night.  

The proposal includes eliminating a 15 percent water surcharge that took effect last year and changing the current tiered pricing system.

Roseville customers would pay the same rate for water no matter how much they use, rather than a tiered-rate system that charges higher rates when water use reaches certain levels.  

Under the proposal, the city says the water bill for a typical single-family home would increase about $5.50 a month in January and $4 more in July.

Commercial customers would see a 10 percent increase and the elimination of the 15 percent surcharge. In July 2016, the commercial rate would be increased 12 percent.

The Roseville City Council is expected to consider the proposal at its meeting December 2. If approved, the changes would take effect next January.

The community meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Martha Riley Library in Roseville. The second meeting is 6 p.m. Thursday at the Maidu Community Center.