As of July 1, 2016, the Coachella Valley Water District increased the Replenishment Assessment Charge (RAC) from $57 per acre-foot to $66 per acre-foot. The increase is applied to all users in the East Whitewater River sub-basin area who pump more than 25 acre-feet of water per year from the aquifer.
This fee supports CVWD’s groundwater recharge efforts and is assessed to CWA customers as an itemized portion of their monthly bill. For more information, see CVWD’s April 2016 Engineer’s Report or visit CVWD’s website at cvwd.org.
Non-residential sewer service customers are billed based upon wastewater volume and the expected concentration (or strength) of pollutants in their wastewater discharge. There are three categories of sewage strength: low, medium, and high.