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For Immediate Release:

Friday, July 27, 2007

Water Rates Increasing for City of Goodyear Customers South of I-10


(GOODYEAR) All households south of I-10 could see increases in their August water bills due to a five percent increase in the water rate effective July 31, 2007 for City of Goodyear water customers only. This year’s water rate increase was approved in 2006 when the City Council adopted Resolution 06-1051 in an effort to cover rising costs associated with providing both water and sewer service to Goodyear customers. The resolution does not call for a sewer rate increase this year.  Goodyear homes north of I-10 are not affected by this water rate increase because their water and sewer service is delivered by Litchfield Park Service Company (LPSCO).


The base charge for having water delivered to Goodyear water customer homes south of I-10 depends upon the size of the home’s water meter.  Most households have a ¾” water meter and that base charge will increase from $9.20 to $9.67. The 1” residential meter base rate will be increased from $9.92 to $10.15.


The additional rate Goodyear water customers will be charged depends upon how much water they use each month. The majority of households fall into the first tier of water usage (from 0 to 8,000 gallons per month). The rate for Tier 1 is going from $1.68 to $1.76 per thousand gallons of water used. 


For example, if a household uses 7,000 gallons per month in both July and August, the water bill in July would be $20.96 and would increase to $21.99 in August. This was computed as follows:


                Thousands of     x    Rate for Tier 1   =   Rate for     + Base Rate        =  Total

Month      Gallons Used          (0 - 8,000 Gal.)       Water Use     for ¾” meter        Charge


July                7                   x            $1.68         =    $11.76      +    $9.20            =  $20.96

August           7                   x            $1.76         =    $12.32      +    $9.67            =  $21.99


Water usage rate changes in the other three tiers are:

Ø      Tier 2 (  8,001 – 20,000 gallons per mo.)  - going up from $2.57 to $2.70 per thousand gallons

Ø      Tier 3 (20,001 – 30,000 gallons per mo.)  - going up from  $3.31 to $3.47 per thousand gallons

Ø      Tier 4 (30,001 gallons per mo. or more  ) – going up from $3.59 to $3.77 per thousand gallons


For questions on the City of Goodyear water customer rate increase, please call 623-882-7887 or visit our website at



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