Who Sat on the Committee to Set the New Water Rates?

More on Water Rates from Carl Paulson

Yard size is the most important factor in water usage. I’ll add a couple more graphs. These are directly from Denver Water. I will show who was on the Rate Structure Review Committee. No one from Littleton or Centennial. Oddly, Cherry Creek had a rep.  I’ll also show the relationship between water usage and lot size, and also the number of lots at various sizes by water district. First, the reps.

 

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Customer Count Lot Size and Distributor

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The previous graph didn’t show the horizontal axis with lot size increasing to the right. Basically, it shows what we all know to be true: the largest lots are located in Cherry Hills. That’s not to say there aren’t any outside Cherry Hills, but it is a much lower percentage.

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If you look back at the first graph I posted you can see that the top 445 customers will see a savings of $890,000 or $2,000 or a savings of between 20% and 40% each.
Offsetting this are the bottom 20,107 customers who will pay $2,150,000 more than they would have under the 2015 schedule. They will pay 20% to 40% more with this new schedule.
Combining the data from the scatter plot I originally posted with the tables showing yard size by DW contract and annual water consumption I have estimated the following:
Littleton residents will pay $600,000 more per year.
Cherry Hills and Greenwood Village will pay $500,000 less per year.
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