Mission Springs Water District Billing Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

The Mission Springs Water District, which provides water in Desert Hot Springs, California, is settling a class action alleging that it billed water customers based on estimates of use rather than operational metered use.

Docket Number:


Company: Mission Springs Water District

Filing Deadline: January 1, 2100

Class Period: March 6, 2019 to May 18, 2022

Objection Deadline: February 23, 2023

Exclusion Deadline: January 30, 2023

Final Approval Hearing: March 15, 2023

Proof of Purchase:

You do not need to do anything to obtain a refund.


You may be eligible if, between March 6, 2019 and May 18, 2022, you were a person or entity who was billed for or paid any amount to the Mission Springs Water District for water service that was billed based on estimates rather than operational metered use.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Portion of the net settlement fund, distributed to those who paid Tier 2 rates for water service. Final amounts have not yet been determined. Current customers will receive their payments as a credit on future water bills; former customers will receive a check.

Total Settlement Amount: $225,000 plus attorney fees and expenses

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Costell & Adelson Law Corporation

Case Name: Padilla v. Mission Springs Water District

Settlement Website: MSW Class Action Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Simpluris, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

adilla et al v. Mission Springs Water District
c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 26170
Santa Ana, CA 92799

Tags: Improper Billing, Utility Overcharge, Water