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Record No: CB 119051    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 119051
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
Final Action: 11/17/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125445
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to water services of Seattle Public Utilities; revising water rates and charges for service to wholesale customers; and amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 21.04.440 in connection therewith.
Sponsors: Lisa Herbold
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Summary Att 1 - 2018-2020 Wholesale Water Rate Study, 3. Water Fund Rate Proposal Presentation, 4. Central Staff Memo, 5. Signed Ord_125445
CITY OF SEATTLE
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AN ORDINANCE relating to water services of Seattle Public Utilities; revising water rates and charges for service to wholesale customers; and amending Seattle Municipal Code Section 21.04.440 in connection therewith.
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WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities provides wholesale water service to many water utilities surrounding Seattle (Wholesale Customers) under the provisions of various long-term water supply contracts; and
WHEREAS, these water supply contracts establish procedures for allocation of Seattle Public Utilities' costs to Wholesale Customers and treatment of accumulated surpluses or deficits of annual revenues as compared to annual costs; and
WHEREAS, the existing wholesale commodity charges, surcharges, and discounts authorized by Ordinance 124599 were based on a rate study covering 2015 through 2017; and
WHEREAS, Seattle Public Utilities completed a rate study covering Wholesale Customers for 2018 through 2020 and resulting rates consistent with the wholesale contracts have been calculated; and
WHEREAS, the provisions of the Full and Partial Requirements Contract for Supply of Water (Contracts) also require Wholesale Customers to pay a new service fee (Facility Charge) at the time they connect a new retail customer to their respective retail water distribution systems; and
WHEREAS, the amount of the Facility Charge is based in part on recovering costs associated with Seattle Public Utilities' investments in regional water conservation, which Wholesale Customers participate in pursuant to their Contracts; and
WHEREAS, the existing Facilities Charges authorized by Ordinance 124367 were based on the costs of Seattle Public Utilities' regional water conservation program from 2014 through 2018; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Contracts, the Operating Board of the Seattle Regional Water Supply System has determined to recover costs for regional conservation for 2019 through 2...

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