Water cost comparisons

Source: AVRWC, 2010
Water Provider Billed True cost
Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company $71.05 $71.05
Golden State Water Company $76.62 $76.62
City of Hesperia $47.48 $78.38
City of Victorville $46.90 $78.79
City of Adelanto $66.90 $113.37
Source: California State Auditor’s Report: Apple Valley area water rates (for 2011)
Water provider Rate per unit of water
Golden State Water Company 4.32
Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company 3.94
Victorville Water District 2.65
Hesperia Water District 2.55
A key factor that contributes to the differences in costs among the water utilities is the inherent difference between private and public water utilities. For example, the two private water utilities incur costs that the public utilities do not, such as income and property taxes. Public utilities, on the other hand, receive revenues from additional sources, such as property taxes.
Source: California State Auditor’s Report: Apple Valley area water rates (for 2012)
Water provider Rate per unit of water
Golden State Water Company 4.56
Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company 4.15
Victorville Water District 2.65
Hesperia Water District 2.65
A key factor that contributes to the differences in costs among the water utilities is the inherent difference between private and public water utilities. For example, the two private water utilities incur costs that the public utilities do not, such as income and property taxes. Public utilities, on the other hand, receive revenues from additional sources, such as property taxes.
Source: California State Auditor’s Report: Apple Valley area water rates (for 2013)
Water provider Rate per unit of water
Golden State Water Company 4.82
Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company 4.79
Victorville Water District 2.65
Hesperia Water District 2.65
A key factor that contributes to the differences in costs among the water utilities is the inherent difference between private and public water utilities. For example, the two private water utilities incur costs that the public utilities do not, such as income and property taxes. Public utilities, on the other hand, receive revenues from additional sources, such as property taxes.
Source: AVRWC, 2014. Rate comparisons based on water usage of 13 CCF.
Water Provider Billed Total Cost
Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company $62.05 $62.05
Golden State Water Company $62.01 $62.01
City of Victorville $40.64 $93.27
City of Hesperia $33.29 $70.23
Source: TOAV, April 28, 2015 (from May 2014)
Water Provider Minimum monthly service charge Water usage charge for 10 CCF Water usage charge for 17 CCF Water usage charge for 28 CCF
AVRWC 22.84 24.80 49.43 86.80
Hesperia 19.63 9.00 19.85 36.90
Victorville 17.50 14.70 24.99 41.16
GSW 16.15 31.15 49.06 97.99

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