Water Rates

RATE INCREASE

Consultant Stantec, in partnership with Hildebrand Consulting, completed the 2018 Water Rate Study that included a recommendation for a rate increase.  The Indian Wells Valley Water District held a Public Hearing on December 10, 2018 and heard public comment about the proposed rates.  At the December 10th, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, the Directors approved Ordinance 104 – Water Sales & Service Policy Manual.

 

RATES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2019

Listed below are the Indian Wells Valley Water District’s rates and charges for a monthly billing schedule.  All residential, commercial, public, industrial, and agricultural meter connections will be charged the monthly Ready-to-Serve charge, the Arsenic Compliance charge, plus metered monthly quantity rates, and a zone charge, if applicable.

 The Indian Wells Valley Water District’s other rates, fees and charges can be found in Ordinance 104 – Water Sales and Service Policy Manual.

MONTHLY ACCOUNT CHARGES

The Monthly Account Charge is generally intended to cover the District’s cost of managing the Customer’s account.  As of January 1, 2019, that monthly charge will be $4.47.

MONTHLY READY-TO-SERVE, ACCOUNT AND ARSENIC COMPLIANCE CHARGES

The Monthly Ready-to-Serve Charge is generally intended to cover the fixed expenses of the District, excluding interest expense.  The Monthly Arsenic Compliance Charge is intended to cover the District’s total arsenic compliance costs, including both debt repayment and operations expenses.  Total monthly fixed charges by meter size and charge type are as follows:

Meter Size Ready to Serve Account Arsenic Total Fixed Charges
3/4″ $23.22 + $4.47 + $10.39 = $38.08
1″ $38.78 + $4.47 + $17.35 = $60.60
1-1/2″ $77.32 + $4.47 + $34.60 = $116.39
2″ $123.76 + $4.47 + $55.38 = $183.61
3″ $247.76 + $4.47 + $110.86 = $363.09
4″ $387.08 + $4.47 + $173.20 = $564.75
6″ $773.92 + $4.47 + $346.30 = $1,124.69
8″ $1,238.32 + $4.47 + $554.10 = $1,796.89
10″ $1,780.15 + $4.47 + $796.54 = $2,581.16

METERED MONTHLY QUANTITY RATES BASED UPON METER SIZE

 Rates are per Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF)

SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE RATES

Usage per tier is the same for all single family residence meter sizes.

Rate per HCF HCF per Tier
Tier 1 $0.74 0-9
Tier 2 $1.24 9.01 – 24
Tier 3 $2.39 24.01 – 45
Tier 4 $4.92 45.01+

NON-SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE RATES (Commercial, Public and Master-Metered) 

Usage per tier varies depending on non-single family residence meter sizes.

Rate per HCF 3/4″ Meter HCF per Tier 1″ Meter HCF per Tier 1-1/2″ Meter HCF per Tier
Tier 1 $0.74 0 – 9 0 – 15 0 – 30
Tier 2 $1.24 9.01 – 24 15.01 – 40 30.01 – 80
Tier 3 $2.39 24.01 – 45 40.01 – 75 80.01 – 150
Tier 4 $4.92 45+ 75+ 150+
Rate per HCF 2″ Meter HCF per Tier 3″ Meter HCF per Tier 4″ Meter HCF per Tier
Tier 1 $0.74 0 – 48 0 – 96 0 – 150
Tier 2 $1.24 48.01 – 128 96.01 – 256 150.01 – 400
Tier 3 $2.39 128.01 – 240 256.01 – 480 400.01 – 750
Tier 4 $4.92 240+ 480+ 750+
Rate per HCF 6″ Meter HCF per Tier 8″ Meter HCF per Tier 10″ Meter HCF per Tier
Tier 1 $0.74 0 – 300 0 – 480 0 – 690
Tier 2 $1.24 300.01 – 800 480.01 – 1280 690.01 – 1840
Tier 3 $2.39 800.01 – 1500 1280.01 – 2400 1840.01 – 3450
Tier 4 $4.92 1500+ 2400+ 3450+

 

ZONE CHARGES

The Zone Charge is intended to recover from customers all the variable direct costs of power to supply water to the higher zones.  Other variable direct costs could be charged to these customers when there is a reasonable way to identify and quantify them.  The Zone Charge is assessed as a multiple of the customer’s zone against their usage.  Each zone represents a difference of approximately 100 feet in elevation.  The zones are designated A (lowest), B, C, D, and E (highest). Click the link to view the District’s Zone Map.  Zone Charges are applied to customers in zones B, C, D, and E.  The zone charges are, per one hundred cubic feet (HCF):

B-Zone               $0.21

C-Zone               $0.42

D-Zone               $0.63

E-Zone               $0.84