Town Hall Meetings
As we do during every ratemaking cycle, we hosted town hall meetings with residents in all 8 wards. However, for the first time the meetings were conducted remotely for the safety of participants, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The meetings were co-hosted by DC Water CEO David Gadis and the District’s eight ward councilmembers in June and July and more than 4,100 customers participated.
The town hall meetings provide customers an opportunity to learn about the water authority’s proposed rates and fees for the next two years while allowing the public to share concerns, comments and ideas. To see the presentations from any of the meetings, please click on the appropriate meeting for your ward on the right side of this page.
Any changes in rates must be approved by the DC Water Board of Directors and would take effect at the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
On August 5, 2020, the Board of Directors held a public hearing on the proposed retail rates, charges and fees for the next two years. The hearing was held remotely for the safety of participants due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.
You can watch a recording of the hearing by clicking on this link: Public Hearing on Proposed Retail Rates, Fees and Charges.