A public hearing about a proposed change in the water and sewer rates and fees, including without limitation service fees and tap fees, for Pueblo West Metropolitan District customers will be considered at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Pueblo West Metropolitan District that will be conducted on Monday, December 11th at 5:30 p.m. at 356 S McCulloch Blvd STE 103 in Pueblo West.
The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the District’s Director of Utilities, Jim Blasing, at 719-547-5047.
What does "Water RTS" and "Sewer RTS" mean on my water bill?
"RTS" stands for "Readiness to Serve." This is a typical charge for any water or waste water customer in any community, no matter where they live.
The "Readiness to Serve" fee is the fixed-rate cost applied to cover a portion of the fixed costs associated with meter reading, billing services and providing the availability to serve customers with service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The RTS also includes fixed operating, maintenance and capital costs for both the water and the sewer systems that the utility bears in order to ensure the availability of clean and safe service to all customers, whether they use the service or not.
How the Water and Sewer RTS charges are calculated
Readiness-to-Serve Charges are set based on the meter size so that operational costs associated with replacing, reading and rebuilding the meter, as well as providing adequate flow and pressure to those meters, are covered. The factors that apply to how the Readiness-to-Serve Charge is set are established by the American Water Works Association.