Rescheduled Water Workshop

Douglas County Reschedules Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis
Posted on 03/08/2019
Douglas County Reschedules Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

Minden, NV – Douglas County is hosting a public workshop concerning the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Water Utility Rate Analysis for the newly consolidated Carson Valley Water Utility. A public workshop has been scheduled on March 21, 2019 at 11:00 am in the Tallac Room at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, Nevada 89449 . The purpose of the workshop is to provide information to the public regarding the preliminary findings and to collect public feedback. Although some commissioners may be in attendance, no official county business will be conducted at this meeting.

 

Background:The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners water utilities selected FCS Group toprovide Douglas County an updated water rates and charges analysis for the consolidated Carson Valley Water Utility (Fund 328) including the infrastructure, financial resources and indebtedness of the Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe water systems. FCS Group has previously provided analyses related to the consolidation of the County's water systems, including a 2013

analysis of the Lake Tahoe systems of the Cave Rock/Uppaway, Skyland, and Zephyr Cove water systems as well as an older study from 2010 that first evaluated the possibility of consolidating the then eight (8) separate water systems in the County.

The approved scope of work requested an analysis by FCS Group of the consolidation of the Carson Valley enterprise fund with the three Lake Tahoe Water Utility enterprise funds. The expected outcome is to have a single set of water rates and charges so that similarly situated water customers will have the same charges based on the policy directives established by the Board.

The Board of County Commissioners heard the first presentation regarding the preliminary findings and recommendations from the analysis on February 7, 2019.

 Input from the workshops will be collected by FCS Group and County Staff and provided to the Board of County Commission for consideration prior to setting rates for the Douglas County Water Utilities.  

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