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  • Massapequa Water District 2009 Budget

The Board of Commissioners of the Massapequa Water District presents to you, our consumers, the Districts 2009 fiscal year budget. Although new legislation does not require the District to publish it’s financial and budget information until 2009 for the 2010 budget the Board of Commissioners have decided to be proactive and present the consumers with the financial information for the upcoming 2009 fiscal year.

The 2009 budget totals $5,499,138 which includes General Fund expenses of $4,566,661, Capital Project expenses of $682,477 and $250,000 to be distributed among the various reserve funds at the conclusion of the 2009 fiscal year. It is important to point out that the District will not be raising water rates or ad valorem taxes for the 2009 fiscal year.
A basic summary of the budget is as follows:


Revenue:


Ad valorem Taxes: $2,000,000 or 36.4% of the revenue source
Water Rates: $3,149,638 or 57.8% of the revenue source
Miscellaneous fees and rates: 9,500 or 6.3%


Expenses:

The majority of the expenses, $4,399,208 or 80% of the estimated expenses are attributed to major items such as electricity and gas, treatment chemicals, capital projects, reserve funds, principal & interest on issued bonds, salaries and benefits.

Although the big ticket items account for the majority of expenses, other just as important items from Administration ($312,950 or 5.7%), Insurance ($89,930 or 1.6%), Source of Power ($90,000 or 1.6%), Purification ($67,000 or 1.2%) and Transmission & Distribution ($540,050 or 9.9%) add to the overall expenses necessary to insure a safe and potable water supply now and for future generations

Revenue:

Revenue is received through the following sources:

Ad valorem Taxes - $2,000,000 or 36.4% of the total revenue received

Water Rates - $3,149,638 or 57.3% of the total revenue received

Miscellaneous fees and rates - $349,500 or 6.3% of the total revenue received


Expenses:

The majority of the estimated expenses, $4,399,208 or 79% come from many different segments of the budget and includes items such as electricity and gas, treatment chemicals, capital projects, reserve funds, principal & interest on issued bonds, salaries and benefits. Although the expenses noted account for the majority of expenses, other items from the designated budget segments such as Administration ($312,950 or 6%), Insurance ($89,930 or 2%), Source of Power ($90,000 or 2%), Purification ($67,000 or 1%) and Transmission & Distribution ($540,050 or 10%) are just as important and add to the overall expenses necessary to insure a safe and potable water supply now and for future generations.



On page two of this link is the actual 2009 budget sheet that was submitted to the Town of Oyster Bay. Although the Town has no direct influence on the daily operations of the Massapequa Water District, The Town reviews the Districts budget and includes it as part of the Towns budget hearing held each year.

Some of the major capital projects that are currently in the design/planning and/or construction stages that will be funded by this revenue ($682,477) are:

- The structural rehabilitation of the May Place elevated storage tank which will include structural, safety and security modifications.

- The District is currently in the design phase with regards to the replacement of its current control equipment throughout the District which has become obsolete. This new equipment will help to insure that the Districts supply and treatment facilities operate at the highest efficiency possible. It will also allow the District to better diagnose the operation as a whole and keep track of maintenance specific items.

- The installation of an emergency generator at the Administrative Offices located at 84 Grand Avenue to ensure continued operations in the event of a natural disaster.

- The design and installation of an emergency generator for well #’s 1 and 2 located in the Northeast Well Field to ensure continued operations in the event of a natural disaster.

- Site improvements at the Northeast Well Field including structural repairs to the existing buildings as well as new security lighting and landscaping.

- Security improvements at a number of District facilities.

The following semiannual rate structure is in effect:

Usage (x 1,000 gallons)
 
Rate ($ per 1,000 gallons)
0 – 25,000
@
.30 / 1,000 gallons
25,001 – 100,000
@
.73 / 1,000 gallons
100,001 – 150,000
@
.93 / 1,000 gallons
150,001 – 200,000
@
$2.13.13 / 1,000 gallons
> 200,000
@
$2.38.38 / 1,000 gallons

When compared to the cost of other everyday items such as:

Fuel Oil
-
$2.50.50 per gallon and more
Gasoline
-
$2.65.65 per gallon and more
Bottled Water
-
.22 per gallon (depending on brand) and up to $2.50 per liter or $9.50 per gallon for specialty brands.
Bottled Soda
-
.38 per gallon (based on $ 0.89 / liter)

One can easily see that water is a tremendous bargain both from a cost and health perspective. To place the cost of water into perspective, the 16 ounce bottled water that a consumer buys for $1.50 could be filled 4,000 times for an average of $ 2.12 worth of tap water from the MWD!

It takes a dedicated effort by the administrative staff of the District to develop, implement and monitor all aspects of fiscal responsibility that comes with the oversight and management of a water utility. Keep in mind that although expenses are continually on the rise and revenue is directly related to climate, temperature and precipitation, the Districts Administrative staff is continually researching new and innovative methods that will enable district in to minimize increases in expenses while at the same time maximizing performance and efficiency.

The Board of Commissioners would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our consumers, for your loyalty and dedication over these many years and encourage those who may seek more in-depth information regarding the budget to contact the Business Manager.


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