City of Chandler proposes new utility rates to go into effect

July 25, 2023
Chandler City Hall

CHANDLER, Ariz. New utility rate options were presented to the Chandler City Council during a work session on July 20, 2023. 

Based on the results of the updated financial rate models, the city recommends implementing rate changes to fund ongoing rising operating and capital costs. These costs include supplies such as chemicals and electricity that are essential to the processes of providing safe drinking water and treating wastewater, as well as increases in contract costs for solid waste and recycling collection.

Capital project construction materials and related debt service costs have also increased related to Water and Wastewater facility improvement projects focused on aging infrastructure such as main replacements, well construction and rehabilitation, and sewer assessments and rehabilitation.

Residents can learn more about the proposed changes, find information about the potential impact, see how the most recent Cost of Service Study affects the rate for different customer classifications, and provide comments through a feedback form.

Should these recommended changes be approved, residents would see changes to their utility bills beginning in January 2024.

City staff can be contacted directly if you have specific questions:

Matt Dunbar, Assistant Director of Budget and Policy: 480-782-2256
Helen Parker, Principal Analyst, Budget: 480-782-2265



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Jennifer Honea
Public Information Officer