EBMUD to review budget proposal advancing investments in critical infrastructure

Board of Directors to receive budget and rates recommendations

OAKLAND – Every two years, the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) reviews and adjusts the agency’s budget to ensure funding for water and wastewater systems is sufficient to provide reliable service for its 1.4 million water and 740,000 wastewater customers. Following nine months of discussion, planning and outreach, General Manager Clifford C. Chan will present the proposed budget for the next two years to the EBMUD Board of Directors on May 11.

EBMUD is proposing to increase water and wastewater rates each by 4 percent in fiscal year 2022, which starts July 1, 2021, and an additional 4 percent starting July 1, 2022. Customer rate revenue funds vital EBMUD infrastructure, operations and maintenance work, including: replacing aging pipelines, upgrading drinking water and wastewater treatment plants, protecting natural resources, providing access to watershed recreation, preparing for droughts, and other costs associated with mitigating and adapting to climate change.

A public hearing and Board of Directors vote on the budget and rates is scheduled for June 8, 2021. An advisory will be sent prior to the meeting, and a press release will follow the vote.

  • What: The media are invited to join EBMUD’s Board of Directors’ meeting for the presentation and discussion on EBMUD’s proposed FY22 and FY23 budget and rates.
  • When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. – Agenda item #11
  • Where: A livestream of the meeting will be available at www.ebmud.com/board-meetings. In line with COVID-19 restrictions and the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20, Board meetings are being conducted via webinar and teleconference.
  • Additional information: Learn more at ebmud.com/rates.

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The East Bay Municipal Utility District has a proud history of providing high-quality drinking
water for 1.4 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. EBMUD’s
wastewater system serves 740,000 customers and helps protect the ecosystem of San Francisco Bay. EBMUD is a not-for-profit public agency established in 1923.

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