Rates

Rate Schedule as of July 1, 2018

Meter Size Monthly Base Rate Usage Rate
3/4″ (most homes) $ 35.45 $5.75 per 1000 gallons
1″ $ 58.70 $5.75 per 1000 gallons
1 1/2″ $ 86.50 $5.75 per 1000 gallons
2″ $136.10 $5.75 per 1000 gallons
4″ $234.45 $5.75 per 1000 gallons

All rates are subject to change. Standby fire protection is charged at $8.50 per inch of service connection per month.

Why did we go to monthly billing?

A two-month cycle means that we are billing for up to 90 days past the time when water is actually used. A new billing cycle will keep shorter accounts so that people do not get behind in their water payments. It will be easier on families to manage a smaller bill on a monthly basis than a larger one every other month.

Why did water rates increase in 2017?

The decision to raise water rates has not been an easy one. We’ve looked at all of our options, but our pipes are aging and need to be replaced. There is simply no way around it. Improvements will require a significant investment now in order to avoid an even costlier replacement later.

We want to reduce the impact on our customers as much as possible over the long term. To spread costs out over time, we’ve implemented an immediate stair-step rate increase with moderate annual increases thereafter. This will give us the funds to immediately work on some major high-priority projects and ultimately make water more affordable in the long run.

How will water rates change over time?

Water Rate Schedule FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18 FY 2018-19 FY 2019-20 FY 2020-21 FY 2021-22 FY 2022-23 FY 2023-24 FY 2024-25 FY 2026-27
% Incr. from Prev. Yr. 0.00% 373.33% 19.77% 18.00% 16.62% 15.54% 14.66% 13.93% 13.33% 12.82%
Monthly Base Rate
3/4″ Meter $6.25 $29.58 $35.43 $41.81 $48.76 $56.34 $64.59 $73.59 $83.41 $94.10
1″ Meter $10.35 $48.99 $58.68 $69.24 $80.75 $93.29 $106.97 $121.87 $138.12 $155.83
1 1/2″ Meter $15.25 $72.18 $86.46 $102.02 $118.97 $137.46 $157.61 $179.57 $203.51 $229.60
2″ Meter $24.00 $113.60 $136.06 $160.55 $187.24 $216.33 $248.04 $282.60 $320.28 $361.34
4″ Meter $41.35 $195.72 $234.43 $276.61 $322.60 $372.72 $427.35 $486.90 $551.81 $622.56
Usage Rate
 Per 1,000 gal $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75 $5.75
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