Rates

Water Rates

As a not-for-profit entity, the district provides water to its customers based on the cost to secure, treat and deliver water. Most of the district’s water is treated to potable standards and sold to its municipal customers, but the district also manages small retail and secondary systems.

Municipal (potable wholesale)

The district’s current municipal wholesale potable water rate is $1.64 per 1,000 gallons. Municipal fees are added to this rate and assessed to water users in a tiered fee structure to encourage conservation, consistent with state law. Given water rates and tier structures vary by municipality, water users are encouraged to visit their city’s website for their full cost of water.

Excess Water Use Surcharge

In addition to existing water rates, beginning January 1, 2023, fees for high water use will be assessed to users who exceed a monthly water use threshold. The monthly water use threshold is based on the date the user connected to the system. Users who connected to the district’s system prior to January 1, 2023 will be assessed $1 per 1,000 gallons for excess use while users who connected on or after January 1, 2023 will be assessed $10 per 1,000 gallons for excess use. The collected fees will fund conservation initiatives.

Thresholds for Residential Connections
Date Water type* Winter
(Dec-Feb)
Spring
(Mar-Apr)
Summer
(May-Sept)
Fall
(Oct-Nov)
Connection prior to January 1, 2023 Potable only or potable with secondary 36,000 gallons per month 36,000 gallons per month 36,000 gallons per month 36,000 gallons per month
Connection on or after January 1, 2023 Potable only 8,000 gallons per month 15,000 gallons per month 20,000 gallons per month 15,000 gallons per month
Potable with secondary 8,000 gallons per month 8,000 gallons per month 8,000 gallons per month 8,000 gallons per month

*Potable water is treated to drinking water standards. Secondary water is untreated water used for irrigation purposes.



Thresholds for Non-Residential Potable Connections
Meter Size Monthly Threshold
3/4″ meter 36,000 gallons per month
1″ meter 80,000 gallons per month
1.5″ meter 260,000 gallons per month
2″ meter 420,000 gallons per month
3″ meter 850,000 gallons per month
4″ meter 1,400,000 gallons per month
6″ meter 2,600,000 gallons per month
8″ meter 4,200,000 gallons per month

Municipal (secondary wholesale)

The district’s current municipal wholesale secondary (untreated) water rate is $1.10 per 1,000 gallons. 

Retail

The district provides water service directly to residents in unincorporated county areas in which a municipal water provider is not available. Water users pay a monthly base rate of $15.00 for connections on the Hurricane Valley Water System and $20.00 for connections on Casa de Oro system plus the following rates, based on use:

Water Use Cost per 1,000 gallons
Up to 12,000 gallons$2.00
12,001 to 17,000 gallons$2.50
17,001 to 22,000 gallons$3.00
22,001 to 27,000 gallons$3.50
27,001 to 32,000 gallons$6.00
Over 32,000 gallons$10.00
Annual use exceeding 290,000 gallons $15.00