Rules and Regulations

TESUQUE MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION  (TMDWCA)

SANTA FE COUNTY, STATE OF NEW MEXICO 

RULES & REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING RATES, FEES AND CHARGES FOR THE

TESUQUE MUTUAL DOMESTIC WATER CONSUMERS ASSOCIATION 

Last Updated September 10, 2014 

The Board of Directors of the TMDWCA hereby resolves as follows:

A. STATEMENT OF INTENT 

  1. This resolution is adopted pursuant to the authority conferred on the Board of Directors by the Association, as The Rules & Regulations for Water Service by the TMDWCA.
  1. It is the intent of the Board of Directors in adopting these Rules & Regulations to establish rates, fees and charges to provide solvency for the TMDWCA, while providing for necessary infrastructure updates and maintaining state-mandated reserves.

B. ESTABLISHMENT OF RATES, FEES, AND CHARGES

The Board of Directors of the TMDWCA hereby establishes and fixes the following rates, fees and charges:

  1. 1.Cost of Water: Residential and Commercial Rates Include (a) monthly service fee; (b) water cost; and, ©) gross receipts tax: (Note: Cost per gallon for both residential and commercial users is calculated at one rate based on the amount used that month. For example, a residential user that uses 7,000 gallons in one month pays $4.50 x 7,000 for cost of water for that month, plus a monthly service fee and gross receipts tax).

Residential Base Rate: $20.00 (Monthly Service Fee)

Tier 1 – 1 to 3,000 gallons for $2.50 per 1,000 gallons

Tier 2 – 3,001 to 6,000 gallons for $3.50 per 1,000 gallons

Tier 3 – 6,001 to 10,000 gallons for $4.50 per 1,000 gallons

All over – 10,000 gallons for $5.50 per 1,000 gallons

 

Rates are Subject to Additional Gross Receipts Tax (GRT).

Commercial Base Rate: $100 (Monthly Service Fee)

Tier 11 to 3,000 gallonsfor$5.00 per1,000 gallons

Tier 2 3,001 to 5,000 gallons for$7.00 per1,000 gallons

Tier 3 5,001 to 7,000 gallons for$9.00 per1,000 gallons

All over 7,001 upgallons for$10.00 per1,000 gallons

 

Fire Sprinkler System Monthly Standby Charge

4 inch meter $30/month

Rates are Subject to Additional Gross Receipts Tax (GRT).

  1. Service Connection Charges: All new service connection charges will be paid by member per Section 3.
  1. Other Fees, Charges, Deposits and Penalties: The following additional rates, fees, charges, deposits and penalties shall be collected where appropriate:

Dollar Amount

Description of Chargesor Rate 

New Member Fee – Residential*    $1,000.00

New Member Fee – Commercial    $5,000.00

Transfer Fee – Residential*             $500.00

Transfer Fee – Commercial             $2,500.00 

Disconnect water service                $100.00

Reconnect water service                 $100.00 

Tampering Fee                                 $50.00

No Access Fee                                  $50.00

Returned check                               $25.00

Late Fee 3% on any balance 30 days overdue

* A transfer fee does not apply where the change in ownership results from an inheritance

4. Leak Rate Adjustments: Before any leak rate adjustment will be credited to the member, the member must first show proof of leak repair, e.g. receipt for parts and/or labor. Leaks must be fixed within thirty (30) days of the member learning of the leak.

First leak rate adjustment will allow for the member to be charged based on water usage for the same month the previous year. The second leak rate adjustment will be at seventy-five percent ( 75%) of the water used the same month the previous year. The third leak rate adjustment will be at fifty percent (50%) of bill. And, the fourth and final adjustment will be at twenty-five percent (25%). After four (4) leak rate adjustments, the member will receive no further compensation. The late payment fine does not apply during this 30-day period.

5. Emergency Expenditures for Infrastructure and Maintenance of System: Authorization for spending above $5,000.00 necessitates an emergency meeting of the Board.

  1. Prior Resolutions Superseded: This resolution supersedes all prior resolutions fixing rates, fees and charges of the Association.

Board of Directors of the Tesuque Mutual Domestic Water Association

Randolph Buckley: Board Member/President

P. Robert L. Martinez: Board Member/Vice-President

Marge Garcia Loehr: Board Member/Treasurer

Allen Lewis: Board Member/Secretary

Dominick de Santis: Board Member

ATTEST: Allen Lewis, 1 Sep, 2014

Secretary