Water Rates

RATE INCREASE

Consultant Bartle Wells Associates completed the 2015 Water Rate Study that included a recommendation for a rate increase.  The Indian Wells Valley Water District held a Public Hearing on February 9, 2015 and heard public comment about the proposed rates.  The Board then scheduled a special workshop on February 24, 2015 to further discuss the comments and address other concerns.  At the March 9, 2015 regular Board Meeting, the Directors approved Ordinance 96 – Water Sales & Service Policy Manual.

 

CURRENT RATES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2016

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 96 – Water Sales and Service Policy Manual.

MONTHLY READY-TO-SERVE 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

 

Arsenic

 

Total Fixed Charges

5/8”

$27.20

+

$9.76

=

$36.96

3/4”

$30.22

+

$10.84

=

$41.06

1”

$50.37

+

$18.07

=

$68.44

1-1/2”

$100.75

+

$36.14

=

$136.89

2”

$161.20

+

$57.83

=

$219.03

3”

$322.39

+

$115.66

=

$438.05

4”

$503.74

+

$180.72

=

$684.46

6”

$1,007.48

+

$361.44

=

$1,368.92

8”

$1,611.96

+

$578.30

=

$2,190.26

10”

$2,317.20

+

$831.31

=

$3,148.51

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

$0.54

0 – 7

Tier 2

$0.85

7.01 – 24

Tier 3

$2.31

24.01 – 45

Tier 4

$4.49

45+

 

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

5/8″ Meter HCF per Tier

3/4″ Meter HCF per Tier

1″ Meter HCF per Tier

Tier 1

$0.54

0 – 7

0 – 7

0 – 12

Tier 2

$0.85

7.01 – 24

7.01 – 24

12.01 – 40

Tier 3

$2.31

24.01 – 45

24.01 – 45

40.01 – 75

Tier 4

$4.49

45+

45+

75+

Rate per HCF

1-1/2″ Meter HCF per Tier

2″ Meter HCF per Tier

3″ Meter HCF per Tier

Tier 1

$0.54

0 – 23

0 – 37

0 – 75

Tier 2

$0.85

23.01 – 80

37.01 – 128

75.01 – 256

Tier 3

$2.31

80.01 – 150

128.01 – 240

256.01 – 480

Tier 4

$4.49

150+

240+

480+

Rate per HCF

4″ Meter HCF per Tier

6″ Meter HCF per Tier

8″ Meter HCF per Tier

Tier 1

$0.54

0 – 117

0 – 233

0 – 373

Tier 2

$0.85

117.01 – 400

233.01 – 800

373.01 – 1280

Tier 3

$2.31

400.01 – 750

800.01 – 1500

1280.01 – 2400

Tier 4

$4.49

750+

1500+

2400+

 

Rate per HCF

10″ Meter HCF per Tier

Tier 1

$0.54

0 – 537

Tier 2

$0.85

537.01 – 1840

Tier 3

$2.31

1840.01 – 3450

Tier 4

$4.49

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               $0.130

C-Zone               $0.259

D-Zone               $0.389

E-Zone               $0.518