Santa Clara Valley Water District
RFC was engaged by the Santa Clara Valley Water District (District) in the summer of 2009 to provide litigation services. Specifically, RFC provided expert witness testimony in a trial involving the District and one of the District’s wholesale customers who was claiming to have been overcharged for water purchased in fiscal year (FY) 2006. RFC performed a cost of service analysis using FY 2006 data, and incorporating relevant state laws, legal rulings, and best practices to determine the wholesale rates that should have been charged by the District. RFC also assisted the District in reviewing the plaintiff’s expert witness testimony and calculations. RFC then provided expert witness testimony during the trial by utilizing the results of the cost of service analysis to demonstrate that the District had not overcharged the wholesale customer. RFC was subsequently hired by the District to conduct a validation of the FY 2011 rates.