Thursday, September 5, 2013

Park City Water Authority -Daphne, Al

UPDATE 9-8-2013:

Calls to the Water Authority office on Thursday morning were answered by office manager Stacey Quaites, the only full time employee of PCWA, "Other employees are contract employees," she noted. When asked if the water authority had a public budget it operated under, "Yes," she replied. "They can give you all of the information you need at the next board meeting." The next work session of the board is Monday, September 9, and the next regular meeting is Tuesday, September 10. Both meetings start at 5:30pm. Emails to the board members have not been returned as of press time. Park City Water Authority meets the second Tuesday each month and is located at 6642 Park Drive Suite A, Daphne, AL 36526.


     Park City Water Authority provides water service for approximately 410 customers located in a small community within Daphne city limits called Park City. It has been in operation since 1977 with an agreement from Daphne Utilities who provides the Authority with the water it then resells to its customers. Current water rates at the Authority are $22.28 for the first 1,500 gallons and $7.00 for each additional 1,000 gallons. This compares to Daphne Utilities rates which as of October 1st are $12.77 for the first 1,000 gallons and $2.78 for each additional unit of 1,000 gallons.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the average American household family of four can consume up to 400 gallons of water per day. This equates to an average of 12,000 gallons per month. If the average household consumes 12,000 gallons of water per month, the average Daphne Utilities customer would pay $43.35 while the average Park City Water Authority customer would pay $99.28.