Water Rates

State law requires a public agency such as CCWD to set rates and levy charges sufficient to cover operating expenses, including interest on debts, and to provide funds for replacement or construction of facilities. The District residential water rates are made up of the following basic components:

  • Energy surcharge: Designed to return the cost of power needed to pump the water to higher levels. The charge varies and depends on the elevation to which the service is provided.
  • Fire protection surcharge: This charge represents the cost of additional water facilities needed for fire protection. These include reservoirs for storing water so that it will be available to fight fires, along with larger pipelines to certain areas to ensure that adequate flows will be ready at all times at every fire hydrant.
  • Quantity (volume) charge: Based on the actual amount of water used, measured in HCF's (hundred cubic feet).
  • Service and demand (readiness to serve) charge: A bimonthly charge to cover the fixed cost of maintaining your meter, your account, and your basic water facilities.

Current Water Rates and Charges

Treated (Potable) Water




Effective February 1, 2018

Water bills are determined based on a combination of Volumetric Charges and Fixed Charges. 

Volumetric Charges are billed according to the amount of water used by each type of customer, and are measured in HCF's (Hundred Cubic Feet,  1 HCF = 748 gallons).

Fixed Charges are based on the size of the customer's meter and are billed on a cost per day. 

For Untreated Water Rates and Charges and a complete rate schedule, see the CCWD Code of Regulations or call (925) 688-8044.

*Water Consumption Charges

Customer Class ($ / HCF)
Single Family Residential $4.22
Multi-Family Residential $4.22
Commercial $4.22
Industrial $4.22
Public Authority $4.22
Irrigation - Residential $4.22
Irrigation - Commercial and Industrial $4.22
Irrigation - Public Authority $4.22
Private Fire Protection $4.22
Temporary $4.22
Wholesale Treated Water $4.22

*Charge for all water delivered

*Energy Charges

Energy Zone ($ / HCF)
Zone 1 $0.08
Zone 2 $0.15
Zone 3 $0.21
Zone 4 $0.28
Zone 5 $0.39
Zone 6 $0.45
Zone 5E $0.56
Zone 6E $0.56
Zone 7 $0.56
Zone 8 $0.75

*A charge for energy for all water delivered. The energy charge by zone is based on the elevation in which the property is located. Generally, the energy cost is higher to pump water to properties located at higher elevations

*Excess Use Charges

Customer Class (4 / HCF)
Single Family Residential $4.22
Multi-Family Residential $4.22
Irrigation - Residential $4.22
Irrigation - Commercial and Industrial $4.22
Irrigation - Public Authority $4.22

*Only applied to the quantity of water that exceeds 1,000 gallons per day or 2013 baseline usage, whichever is higher. This charge is in addition to the water consumption charge

*Service Charge (Readiness to Serve)

Meter Size ($ / Day)
5/8-inch meter $0.61
3/4-inch meter $0.91
**3/4-inch meter $0.65
1-inch meter $1.51
**1-inch meter $0.65
1 1/2-inch meter $3.03
2-inch meter $4.85
3-inch meter $9.69
4-inch meter $15.14
6-inch meter $30.28
8-inch meter $54.51
10-inch meter $87.83
12-inch meter $130.22
Dual 1-1/2-inch meter $6.06
Dual 2-inch meter $9.69
Multi-Family Servcie Charge per Connection $0.05
Multi-Family Servcie Charge per dwelling unit $0.25

*This is the cost for on-demand service based on meter size and the number of days in the billing period. Lifeline Rates are available for qualified low-income seniors. For details see the CCWD Code of Regulations.

**Single Family Residential unit with inside sprinkler system required by local fire District. Necessity of sprinkler systems requires written confirmation from the local fire District.  

Public Fire Protection Charge ($ / Day)
5/8-inch meter $0.03
3/4-inch meter $0.03
1-inch meter $0.03
1 1/2-inch meter $0.16
2-inch meter $0.26
3-inch meter $0.52
4-inch meter $0.81
6-inch meter $1.62
8-inch meter $2.91
10-inch meter $4.68
12-inch meter $6.94
Dual 1 1/2-inch meter $0.32
Dual 2-inch meter $0.52

*The cost to have fire protection at the ready for each property 

For Private Fire Protection Service, see the CCWD Code of Regulations

*Backflow Prevention Charge ($ / Day) Double Check Valve or Air Gap Reduced Pressure Backflow
5/8-inch meter $0.04 $0.07
3/4-inch meter $0.06 $0.10
1-inch meter $0.11 $0.16
1 1/2-inch meter $0.21 $0.33
2-inch meter $0.34 $0.52
3-inch meter $0.69 $1.05
4-inch meter $1.07 $1.64
6-inch meter $2.15 $3.28
8-inch meter $3.87 $5.90
10-inch meter $6.23 $9.51
12-inch meter $9.25 $14.10
Dual 1 1/2-inch meter $0.43 $0.66
Dual 2-inch meter $0.69 $1.05

*Backflow Prevention Surcharge is applied to each service connection with a backflow prevention device