Water Rate Information


January 2017

The base rate is charged based upon the size of meter that serves your property. Due to an error in a rate study that was implemented in July 2012, we are assessing a Revenue Recovery Surcharge (RRS) of $3.66 per ERU (equivalent residential unit)  each month and the RRS will be discontinued after December 2017. Base Rates will be adjusted on January 1st each year. The rates through December 2017 are listed below. An ERU is the calculated impact upon the water system based upon the meter size. If your service is outside the District boundaries, then your Base Rate and transmission costs are billed at 1 ½ times the in-District rates.

  Meter Size

Base Rate

ERU's

RRS per ERU

Monthly Meter Rate

  5/8 inch

$14.57

1

$3.66

$18.23

  3/4 inch

$19.06

1.5

$5.49

$24.55

  1 inch

$28.03

2.5

$9.15

$37.18

  1 1/2 inch

$50.46

5

$18.30

$68.76

  2 inch

$77.38

8

$29.28

$106.66

  3 inch

$140.18

15

$54.90

$195.08

  4 inch

$229.90

25

$91.50

$321.40

  6 inch

$454.21

50

$183.00

$637.21

  8 inch

$723.38

80

$292.80

$1,016.18

Water volume that goes through your meter is measured in hundreds of cubic feet (CCF). The variable cost for the water that flows through your meter is $1.39per CCF for the first 8 CCF per month. If you use over 8 CCF, then each additional CCF is billed at $3.46 per CCF.

The wholesale cost for your water, the charge we are billed directly from Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District (HBMWD), is billed to your account at $1.53 per CCF. That is a direct pass through for the actual cost of the water you use and that is reflected on your statement as HBMWD PASS THRU and it will be adjusted each July 1st or when new rates are set by HBMWD.

Properties that have an alternate source of water or that are required to have a Double Check Valve are billed a monthly fee of $2.58 for the annual inspection fee of said device.