Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Water Authority’s budget process?
The General Manager bi-annually prepares and submits to the Board of Directors a two-year budget. The Board of Directors’ discuss and vote on the recommended budget no later than June 30.
How is the Budget established? What are drivers?
The major drivers in creating the budget are the Water Authority’s Board Strategic Plan, the goals of the Water Authority’s Five-Year Business Plan, water supply conditions, current economic conditions, and Water Authority policies (for example, operating fund reserve, debt service coverage, and rate stabilization fund policies).
What are the major components of the Water Authority’s budget?
How does the Water Authority receive revenue?
The Water Authority is a wholesale water agency that purchases water for 24-member agencies that provide water directly to approximately 97% of the residents of San Diego County. Revenue received from member agencies for the purchase of water represents approximately 64% of the Water Authority’s two-year budget.
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