Cumulative Volumetric Water Revenue, as reported through the month ending February 28, 2017, reflects an average rebound of 10% as compared to prior year for the same reporting period. Landscape/Irrigation classified customer connections have experienced the largest rebound in monthly consumption for this reporting period (See included Average Consumption by Month by Customer Class graph). As expected, when the weather cools and the rainy season is upon us customer consumption decreases. This is very evident for the past two reporting months.
Total Variable Costs results reflect at 14% increase when compared to prior year for the same reporting period. The increase in costs is reflective of an increase in demand as well as a higher cost per acre foot. As reflected in the charts, the average monthly recovery percentage has decreased dramatically since a high of 30% above prior year demand in the summer. This is due to cooling weather and increased rain. The cumulative demand recovery from July through February is approximately 10%.