Rancho Water has not historically elected to implement discounts out of an effort to maintain equality in rates. The District’s rate structure is designed to promote two fundamental values: first, to allocate costs fairly and equitably to all customers so that each customer pays their fair share and no more; and second, to manage inappropriate over-consumption of water and conserve resources. Rancho has continuously refined our cost allocation methods and has implemented an allocation-based conservation rate structure. If Rancho were to implement a low income or senior discount rate, it would effectively shift these costs to other customers, an outcome that would be inconsistent with our fundamental cost allocation objectives. Such programs could potentially be reviewed in the future, should additional other revenues be available.