For the past two years, SWDC has been evaluating its assessments in consultation with a professional engineering firm. The evaluation includes infrastructure needs for the future to sustain and improve water delivery to SWDC shareholders. The assessment increase announcement was not handled as the Board expected. The intent was to have an explanatory announcement released in advance or in conjunction with the assessment increase notice. SWDC will be holding an informational meeting for SWDC shareholders in late February to explain in detail the reasons for the assessment increase. When confirmed, details will be posted here and emailed to shareholders using the email address on file with SWDC.