Water Rates

All customer water accounts are metered. Water rates are reviewed and new rates established annually in order to assure adequate revenues for water system support. Monthly water billing is based on 2 charges: the size of the meter (service charge) and how much water is used (1 unit = approximately 748 gallons). Please be aware that those receiving water services who are outside the city limits and do not have a signed service and annexation agreement are subject to a 60% surcharge on all water charges.

Water Rates Effective January 1, 2015


Customer service charge


Meter Size
Per Month
Additional Unit Charge for Multifamily & PUDs
3/4 inches or less
$17.13 
$6.42 
1 inch
$38.18 
$6.42 
1.5 inches
$72.05 
$6.42 
2 inches
$115.60 
$6.42 
3 inches
$222.95 
$6.42 
4 inches
$369.53 
$6.42 
6 inches
$701.89 
$6.42 
8 inches
$1,116.83 
$6.42 
10 inches
$1,729.95 
$6.42 

The customer service charge does not include any water use.

Single Family Residential


Water usage for a single family residence will be blocked out as detailed below. 

1-10 Units - $0.90
11-25 Units - $1.15
26 and More Units - $1.36
 

Other Classes


Water usage rates for all classes other than single family residential are detailed below and will be based upon per unit measure.
Customer Class
Unit Rate
Multifamily and PUD
$0.90 
Commercial / Public
$1.07 
Interruptible irrigation for public parks and schools
$0.90 
Irrigation - all classes
$1.54 
Standby - all classes
$1.54 

Service level charges



Service Level 1 - $0.0996 per unit
Service Level 2 - $0.2325 per unit
Service Level 3 - $0.3321 per unit
Service Level 4 - $0.4317 per unit

Service Deposits


A customer will be required to pay a deposit to obtain utility services (only applies to accounts with water) if any of the following are applicable:
  • The customer or a member of the household has had a collection or write off account within five years of establishment of a new account. The deposit will be the maximum of $150 for residential accounts.
  • The customer or a member of the household had a deposit that had not been refunded due to good credit on a previously established account that had been terminated within five years of establishment of a new account. The deposit will be the same as the previously held deposit.
  • All customers must pay a deposit on the 1st and 3rd termination for non-payment (shut-off) of account. Deposit is $75 for residential and varies for multifamily and commercial based upon number of multifamily units or annual billing. Deposit may be waived at the discretion of the utility billing supervisor or designee based upon extenuating circumstances.
  • A customer refuses to give information requested by the city for the purpose of clarifying the customer’s identity or credibility, or a customer who provides false information at the time of application.
  • A customer uses a pseudonym with the apparent intent of avoiding payment of previous billings.
To view the current Sewer Rates, go to the Sewer Rates page.