For the fourth consecutive year, the SAWS operating budget includes no water or sewer rate adjustments for 2024. As a reminder, a restructuring of SAWS rates earlier this year actually lowered water and sewer charges for nearly every residential customer.

The SAWS Board of Trustees was briefed on the proposal in September and approved the budget October 3.

The proposal includes more than $567 million in capital spending for infrastructure improvements, in addition to increased operating costs for the installation of electronic meters, enhanced water leak detection and repair efforts, along with information and physical security.

The 2024 budget includes rate adjustments for commercial chilled water and recycled water customers, to better align with the cost of operating those highly specialized business units.

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