Water & Sewer Public Notice

For fiscal year 2015/2016, the City of Hallandale Beach (the “City”) did not meet a debt covenant for two of the City’s outstanding loans.  As a result, the City was required to conduct a review of the water, wastewater (Sewer), and stormwater rates. The analysis encompassed financial evaluation for the five (5) fiscal year period of October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2022.  Based on the assumptions relied upon in the development of the projected utility system revenues and expenditure needs, the analysis identified the need for water and wastewater rate adjustments and no need for stormwater rate adjustments.

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The primary reasons for the water and wastewater rate adjustments is to ensure sufficient revenues to meet the projected expenditure requirements of the utility systems, in addition to the following:


  • The proposed rates should comply with any anticipated rate covenant requirements associated with existing debt or future borrowings.
  • The proposed rates should allow the utility system to maintain a financial position that is both sustainable and consistent with performance criteria established by the City and based on utility industry standards.
  • The proposed rates should be based on full cost recovery principles.
  • The proposed rates should recognize historical rate structures or forms and avoid potential rate shock.

The City of Hallandale Beach has scheduled public hearings to discuss the proposed rate increases on Thursday, September 12, 2019 and Monday, September 23, 2019. Both hearings will be held in the City Commission Chambers, located at 400 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.  Utility customers will have an opportunity to comment on these matters at that time.  The hearings will begin at 5:05 p.m.
 
For any questions, please contact the Utility Billing Division at (954) 457-1360 or via email at financeutilities@cohb.org.