FAQs for Water Rate Adjustment

On Tuesday December 12, 2017, the Orange City Council will hold a public hearing to consider a rate adjustment for water service rates and charges.  Notices about the hearing were mailed to all property owners on or about October 26, 2017.  ­The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. at Orange City Hall, City Council Chambers, 300 East Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92866.  All persons interested and/or owning property in the City may appear and be heard about the reasonableness of the proposed rates.  Property owners may file a written protest against these rates with the City Clerk at 300 East Chapman Ave, Orange CA 92866 up to the time of the hearing.  Please note that owners must include their property address in the written protest.

These rates only recover the City’s actual costs.  The City does not include a profit margin in these rates.  The proposed rate adjustment will enable the City to balance its water service revenues and expenditures, and retain sufficient funds to maintain and replace its aging water infrastructure to ensure water system reliability and water quality on a 24/7/365 basis.  The City of Orange has historically been among the lowest water rates in Orange County. If the increases are approved, the City’s water rates and charges will continue to be among the lowest in the County.

For the Comprehensive Water Rate Study, please click here.