Over the past year, the Clifton Park Water Authority (CPWA) has examined ways to update its rate structure to make it current with the system that serves you today. Your water system has advanced in the past 10 years through significant capital and technological improvements totaling over $5.3 million (See back of page for a list of completed projects). While costs and expenses have increased as they have for service providers and businesses of all types, the CPWA has not changed its water rates since 2003, or its rate structure since 1997. A new structure will normalize rates based on usage and will appropriately meet the current and future needs of CPWA and its customers. Under the new structure, some customers will see an increase; others will see a decrease based on usage. At its September 2012 meeting, the CPWA Board of Directors will be voting to adopt a new rate structure. The meeting date, time and location will be set at either the July or August board meeting. All CPWA board meetings are open to the public. Dates and times for all meetings of the CPWA Board of Directors are available on the CPWA website at www.cpwa.org. New Proposed Rates Effective January 1, 2013. Beginning January 1, 2013, the quarterly Basic Service Charge for customers with a standard ¾” meter will change from $15.40 to $16.17. The Base Water Rate will change from $3.53 to $3.76 per thousand gallons of water used. Under the new rate structure, this will cover all water used in a quarter up to 60,000 gallons. All usage over 60,000 gallons will be billed at $7.52 per thousand gallons. If you have questions regarding your bill or service please contact the CPWA at 383-1122.