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 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, 2017
Water bills are determined based on a combination of Volumetric Charges and Fixed Charges.
Volumetic 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.