Utility Water Rates

 Water Basic Fee

This fee is determined by meter size and is billed monthly whether you have water usage or not. Billing starts either one year from when your water tap fee is paid or when your meter is set, whichever occurs first. It pays for the direct costs related to meter reading, customer service including billing, a portion of administrative costs and equipment, and the service related costs including routine water main maintenance.

Effective February 1, 2016
Meter Size
Water Basic Fee /month
No Meter
$21.00
5/8″
$26.11
3/4″
$26.11
1″
$27.36
1 – 1/2″
$37.95
2″
$42.12
3″
$133.15
4″
$157.26
6″
$182.07

Water Usage Charge

This charge is calculated on the amount of water used each month by applying a rate structure based on your customer class. It pays for our state licensed personnel to treat and test your water, processing and laboratory supplies such as fluoride; treatment equipment and other costs related to meeting state and federal Water Quality standards. Other costs paid from this charge are for general administration, accounting, engineering and all other operating expenses not paid by the Water Basic Fee. Additionally, it pays for annual debt payments as well as a reserve to repair or upgrade our existing water mains and treatment infrastructure.

Effective February 1, 2016
Customer Class
Water Usage Charge /1,000 gallons
Residential
First 4,000 gallons
$3.40
Residential
Next 16,000 gallons
$4.54
Residential
Next 30,000 gallons
$5.97
Residential
Over 50,000 gallons
$7.23
Dual System
First 4,000 gallons
$3.40
Dual System
Next 4,000 gallons
$4.54
Dual System
Over 8,000 gallons
$13.30
Commercial
$4.37
Multi-housing
$4.80
Master Meter – Single System
All usage
$3.40
Master Meter – Dual System
Under usage limit/8,000 gal per dwelling
$3.40
Master Meter – Dual System
Over usage limit/8,000 gal per dwelling
$7.23
Commercial– Dual System
Under usage limit/8,000 gal per dwelling
$4.37
Commercial– Dual System
Over usage limit/8,000 gal per dwelling
$7.23
Landscape
Under 50,000 gal $/1,000 gal
$4.37
Landscape
Over 50,000 gal $/1,000 gal
$7.23
Hydrant Meter/Bulk Water
$9.00

 

How are water rates determined and what do they pay for?
Water rates are calculated annually, based on at least 10 years of historical costs; current costs and projected costs as well as historical, current and projected customer usage. Our rate model program then calculates the rates based on our need as an enterprise to cover the costs of operations, annual debt payments as well as a reserve to repair or upgrade our existing water mains. The rates are approved by our Board.

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