Surprise sanitation customers will see a change on their city utility statement beginning July 1 as a rate increase determined by a structured schedule is implemented.
Beginning July 1, single-family solid waste (trash) customers will pay a monthly base rate of $23.50; an increase of 10 cents per month.
The rate will increase by a dime each fiscal year through fiscal year 2024, bringing the rate to $23.70 on July 1, 2023. Residential water and wastewater utility rates will remain unchanged.
The Utility Rate Study, approved in February 2019, created a five-year structured schedule to obtain revenue required to operate utilities and maintain infrastructure while also considering asset replacement and emergency funding needs.
Customers who have pre-arranged or automatic payments with their financial institution are urged to update their accounts to reflect changes to their utility rate.
Information regarding the Utility Rate Study can be found at surpriseaz.gov/utilityratesinfo.