At Buckeye Water District No. 50, Inc., our goal is to provide safe, clean, sparkling water to all of our residents! Please check back, we will be adding more information, soon.
January 27, 2018
Happy New Year from Buckeye Water District Board of Directors and Employees! It has been a great year for us.
Your system is 47 years old! Buckeye Water District No. 50 has come a long way since the first meeting held on May 25, 1971. The original base rate was $5.50 and included 2,000 gallons of water. We give credit to good management practices over 47 years, a dedicated Board of Directors, an excellent staff and you, the customer. We feel those first Board Members would be proud of this system today. Buckeye Water District covers approximately 85 square miles and maintains over 150 miles of main water lines, 5 water wells, 2 elevated storage tanks, and 2 ground storage tanks. In 2017, your system produced a total of 271,927,800 gallons of water. In 2017, Buckeye Water District installed 75 new services. A monthly average number of active meters for 2017 was 3,849. That number was 750 meters in 1971. Several new main water lines were installed throughout the system in 2017. Our community is still growing!
As I'm sure you are aware, your Buckeye Water District #50 has been making significant infrastructure improvements throughout the system. Phase 1 of the addition of "radio read" meters is complete and we have started Phase 2. Your system will have more efficient, accurate, and responsive service with these improvements. Moreover, with the rapidly occurring and further anticipated expansion of our system, we are constantly planning to assure that our supply and delivery system can continue to deliver a good, safe, and dependable water supply to our members. This includes preparation for the inclusion of additional well sites. In order to satisfy these infrastructure and supply needs, it was necessary that our system seek and implement a small rate increase. We are proud of the fact that the rates have only increased $4.50 in 47 years. We will continue to maintain your water rates as low as possible while implementing improvements that will benefit you and the system. Accordingly, our system has been granted a rate increase by the U.S.D.A., as follows:
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018
$10.00 base rate which includes the first 2,000 gallons per month and $3.00 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.
$30.00 base rate which includes the first 10,000 gallons per month and $3.00 per 1,000 gallons thereafter.
The last time we were forced to implement a rate increase was January 2007. Even with the current increase, our rates are still the lowest in the region and among the lowest in the State. We understand and regret any inconvenience this may cause. Our pledge is to continue to deliver a quality water service in a dependable and cost efficient manner. Thank you for your membership and support.
Your water is tested regularly, as mandated by DHH and required to meet all state and federal standards set by law. These tests ensure a safe water supply is delivered to your home 24 hours a day. Our website, www.buckeyewaterdistrict50.com is up and running. We post notices on this site and you can sign up for all alerts. You can now pay your bill online through our website. This online payment service is powered by PayStar, a technology company that provides software and services allowing companies to collect online payments. There is a service fee of $2.50 for amounts up to $75.00. All amounts over $75.00 is a percentage, depending on the amount. Also, we are now accepting card payments at the office; same service fees apply.
Come see us!
As always, the staff and management of Buckeye Water district would like to remind you that we have an open door policy and would your input for guidance in the direction in which you, the customer, would like to see the system go. This is YOUR system. We encourage you to participate, attend the monthly meetings and express your opinions or share new ideas with us.