December 2014 – TWO Green Sheets!

December features two Green Sheet videos. First, is a video overview of the results of the 2014 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey.

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The second video gives an overview of the components generally found in water and sewer retail rates. Be sure to compare this video to our video on wholesale rate methodology to see the differences.

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2014 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey

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The Advisory Board has released the 2014 Water and Sewer Retail Rate Survey. This year, water and sewer retail rates increased by an average of 3.5% over the 2013 survey.*

Click here to see our December 2014 Green Sheet giving a brief overview of the 2014 Rate Survey. For a primer on what retail rates are, click here.

For the last 28 years the Advisory Board has tracked the retail rate increases of the MWRA’s member communities as well as others in the Commonwealth and the nation. The Survey remains the Advisory Board’s most requested publication. Click here to see editions from prior years.

*Using the national industry standard of 90 thousand gallons/year.

November 12, 2014 Board Discussion Highlights

The November 12, 2014 Board of Directors Discussion Highlights and Voting Summary are here!

Highlights of this meeting include:

  • Approval of the Advisory Board’s recommendation to extend entrance fee payments related to System Expansion
  • An update on the Lead and Copper rule compliance – MWRA has been under the lead action level for 19 straight rounds 

Additional background and MWRA staff summaries for all topics can be found here.