Claim: PWSD is considering a major rate increase immediately following the elections.

Fact: The PWSD board has not given any direction to pursue an imminent rate increase. While all water providers require rate increases to keep up with the increased costs of providing water and wastewater services that come from inflation, regulatory requirements, and other pressures, the PWSD board generally only looks at rate adjustments during the annual budgeting process in the fall. The board works with staff to limit rate increases to levels needed to provide continued service and seeks to moderate increases to track as closely to inflation as is reasonably possible.

Additionally, any rate adjustments proposed by PWSD must be posted and open for public comment 30 days prior to any public hearing at which the board will consider the adjustment. Additionally, under Parker Water’s policies, two public hearings are required before adoption by the board, which means any rate or fee changes, if approved by the board, would not be effective until nearly 60 days after the notice. Additional information about how PWSD sets its rates and fees is available on our homepage.

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1. Claim: PWSD staff were running the recent election and counted ballots themselves.
2. Claim: PWSD intentionally left 96 voters off the election rolls and disenfranchised them by not giving them adequate time to vote in the recent election.
3. Claim: PWSD has been collecting property taxes from the affected voters in Lincoln Creek without allowing them to vote.
4. Claim: PWSD has not held an election in 10 years and just appoints its allies to the board.
5. Claim: PWSD is considering a major rate increase immediately following the elections.
6. Claim: PWSD is not forward thinking and does not have a long-term water plan.
7. Claim: PWSD is building a luxurious new administrative building at a cost of $53 million to house just 85 employees.