The last District Newsletter (Jan/Feb) includes an article on the “City of Auburn Utility Tax”. The article indicates that the Auburn tax will have a lesser impact on water rates due to the payment by Auburn of the District’s hydrant charge. After the Newsletter was prepared, Auburn informed the District that it would not be paying the hydrant charge. In response to this, the Board adopted amended rates for Auburn water customers that includes the full 11.5% tax. Accordingly, the water rates for Auburn customers include the full amount of the tax.