The District’s complex water, sewer, and recycled water systems need ongoing maintenance, replacement and improvements. Additional funds are required to repair and replace 50-90 year old water and sewer pipes to avoid emergency projects and prepare for the next wildfire. By investing in our system today, we will lower long-term costs, protect the environment, and ensure long-term, quality service.
At the May 19, 2022 Board Meeting, the Board of Directors adopted new water and sewer rates that will go into effect July 1, 2022. These rate increases will fund the water and sewer pipeline replacement program and help to keep up with increasing construction costs. Due to the local economic impacts of COVID-19, the Board did not implement planned rate increases the last two years.
The District continues to actively pursue grant funding. Over the last 10 years the District has received more than $16 million in grant revenue and $64 million in low-interest loans to help offset rate increases. By successfully securing grant funding and operating efficiently, the District continues to have the lowest water and sewer rates in our region.
For more information on what projects the proposed rate increases will fund, visit LINK.
The District currently bills quarterly and is in the process of transitioning to monthly billing in 2023. Rates below reflect a monthly and quarterly charge for a typical residential customer. The adopted rates will go into effect July 1, 2022.
|Monthly Charge||Quarterly Charge|
|Typical Residential Customer||Current||Adopted||Current||Adopted|
|Sewer (based on 3 sewer units)||$44.46||$48.03||$133.38||$144.06|
|Water (based on 6,485 gallons/month||$59.75||$65.10||$179.24||$195.31|
Water customers are either charged a Metered Rate (Base Rate + Consumption) or a Non-Metered Flat Rate. A typical metered rate residential customer has a 3/4” meter and uses 26 CCF (hundred cubic feet) per quarter. The adopted rates will go into effect July 1, 2022 (FY22/23). Rates below reflect a quarterly charge.
|Adopted Water Rates (Effective July 1, 2022)|
|Quarterly Base Rate||2021/22||2022/23|
|3/4 inch connection||$138.16||$150.59|
|1 inch connection||$230.62||$251.38|
|1 1/2 inch connection||$459.97||$501.37|
|2 inch connection||$736.19||$802.45|
|3 inch connection||$1,381.28||$1,505.60|
|4 inch connection||$2,302.50||$2,509.73|
|6 inch connection||$4,603.52||$5,017.84|
|8 inch connection||$7,365.99||$8,028.93|
|10 inch connection||$10,589.70||$11,542.77|
|Consumption Rate ($/CCF*)|
|Single Family Tier 1||$1.58||$1.72|
|Single Family Tier 2||$2.40||$2.62|
|Single Dwelling Unit||$175.17||$190.94|
|Each additional unit||$85.68||$93.39|
|Business Establishment 3/4 Inch Connection||$253.66||$276.49|
|Business Establishment 1 Inch Connection||$382.65||$417.09|
|*100 Cubic Feet (CCF) = 748 Gallons|
Sewer customers are charged based on the number of sewer units. A typical residential customer with a kitchen and two bathrooms has 3 sewer units. The adopted rates will go into effect July 1, 2022 (FY22/23). Rates below reflect a quarterly charge per sewer unit.
|Adopted Sewer Rates (Effective July 1, 2022)|
|Quarterly Sewer Rate ($/Billing Unit/Quarter)||2021/22||2022/23|
|Single Family Dwelling||$44.46||$48.02|
|Multi Family Residences||$42.94||$46.38|
|Trailer/Mobile Home Parks & Campgrounds||$42.16||$45.53|
The District offers a Customer Assistance Program for qualifying low-income residential customers and a Helping Hands Program for emergency assistance. Click here to find out more and apply.