Your Tap Water - The Best Deal Around (Jan 31, 2012)
Water is essential to our daily lives, but few people stop to consider its value and importance, especially when compared to bottled water and other everyday products.
Your tap water costs less than a penny per gallon - a true bargain considering the energy and expertise it takes to treat and deliver safe and reliable water to your home. But like many basic services today, the cost of treating and delivering water to your tap is going up for several reasons:
- Rising treatment costs. Increasingly stringent drinking water regulations add to the cost of providing water.
- Aging water infrastructure. Repairing and upgrading aging pipelines, pumps, and other facilities accounts for a significant portion of monthly water bills.
- Increasing energy costs. It takes lots of electricity to pump, treat and deliver water. Rising costs for energy directly affect the cost of delivering water to you.
- Cost of developing new supplies. Your water bills reflects the cost of securing new water supply sources to ensure we continue to provide reliable water service.
As a customer of Monte Vista Water District, you are getting more than a product. You are getting reliable service that includes ongoing maintenance, sophisticated water quality testing and treatment, and highly trained personnel. Simply put, you are getting one of the best deals around.