Previous Rate Proposals

Previous Rate Proposal Information

Here you can review historic rate proposals generated by MSD Staff and submitted to MSD’s Rate Commission, including published summary overviews, rate recommendation reports of the Rate Commission to the Board of Trustees, and related exhibits.

2018 Stormwater Rate Proposal

This section contains the 2018 Stormwater Rate Proposal Summary Overview and the Rate Recommendation Report of the Rate Commission to the Board of Trustees. On August 9, 2018, the Rate Commission submitted its recommendation to MSD’s Board of Trustees.

August 9, 2018 Letter to MSD Board of Trustees Delivering Final Report

August 9, 2018 Rate Recommendation Report

Resolution Approving Rate Recommendation Report 2018

Below is the link to view all agendas, journals, and transcripts for meetings of the 2018 Stormwater Rate proceedings. The second link will allow you to view all relevant Exhibits.

2015 Rate Proposal

This section contains the 2015 Rate Proposal Summary Overview for fiscal years 2017 through 2020 and the Rate Recommendation Report of the Rate Commission to the Board of Trustees.

On July 30, 2015, the Rate Commission submitted its recommendation to MSD’s Board of Trustees. The Rate Commission’s recommendation for wastewater rates reflected two changes versus the proposal that MSD staff submitted:

  • Anticipate an increase in Late Fee Revenues equal to the percent increase in rates. The impact of this change decreased the proposed request for wastewater revenues by $2.35 million over four years.
  • Instead of assuming a 5.5% annual increase in utility costs, assume a 1.5% annual increase. The impact of this change decreased the proposed request for revenue by $6.83 million over four years.

Per the Charter change creating the Rate Commission, MSD’s Board of Trustees reviewed the recommendation. On October 8, 2015, the report containing the recommendation was formally accepted by the Board.

August 5, 2015 Letter to MSD Board of Trustees Delivering Final Report

July 30, 2015 Rate Recommendation Report 

Resolution Approving Rate Recommendation Report 2015

2011 Rate Proposal

On May 10, 2011, MSD staff presented a proposal to our Rate Commission recommending customer wastewater rate increases to help fund more than $1 billion in needed wastewater system improvements between Fiscal Years 2013 and 2016.

After a process that included several public hearings, the Rate Commission recommended a proposal that consisted of a series of smaller rate increases to MSD’s Board of Trustees in October 2011. The Board of Trustees approved the proposal in December 2011.

October 17, 2011 Rate Recommendation Report

FY2013 – FY2016 Rate Proposal Summary Overview

In June 2012, voters approved Proposition Y, which allows MSD to issue $945 million in bonds. MSD’s Board of Trustees approved the issuance of the bonds, and the rate proposal took effect July 1, 2012. The first round of bonds were issued in August 2012.