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Steps to Develop a Water Rate Plan - Workshop for Southern California Tribes

  • Pala Band of Mission Indians Pala Fire Station Training Room 34884 Lilac Extension Road United States (map)

Considerations for Water Rates and Community Engagement

Full Day Workshop, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


About this Complimentary Workshop:

Many Tribes provide safe drinking water at no direct charge to members and Tribal businesses. Due to ongoing drought and increasing expenses for running water systems, tribes are just starting to plan and consider rate options to protect community health and maintain service. In this workshop you will:

• See specific examples of how tribal governments from around the country have structured their rates

• Learn how to determine the cost of providing water service, including future capital needs

• Develop objectives for the water system

• Structure rates that will give systems enough revenue to operate today and into the future

• Discuss the steps necessary to develop a communications plan to help reduce opposition and gain support to charge for water.

Who Should Attend: This workshop is useful for Tribal managers and staff involved with drinking water systems and environmental departments.

By Email: Contact Heidi Brow at

By Phone: (760) 891-3514

This event is a collaboration between the Environmental Finance CenterWest (EFCWest), the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN), the Native American Environmental Protection Coalition (NAEPC), and the Pala Band of Mission Indians.