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 City Council has approved a rate adjustment that will reduce water bills for residential customers ahead of the irrigation season. The new rate adjustments will be effective June 1, 2022. Learn more about it here

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2022 Rate Breakdown

Below you'll find detailed rate information for water, sewer, stormwater, additional fees on your utility bill, and commercial/ residential meter breakpoints. 

Water

All Rates are per 1,000 gallons

Residential Water                                                   
1,000 - 8,000 gallons  ($3.57)                                                              
9,000 - 40,000 gallons  ($6.52)
41,000 gallons and over  ($8.15)

Multi-Unit, Public and Residential Irrigation  ($7.55)

Blended Multi-Unit  ($7.04)

Commercial
Tier 1   ($7.78)
Tier 2 - Surcharge ($9.54)

Reclaimed Water 
Irrigation   ($6.04)

All Rates are per 1,000 gallons

Residential Water                                                   
1,000 - 8,000 gallons  ($3.92)                                                              
9,000 - 40,000 gallons  ($7.17)
41,000 gallons and over  ($8.96)

Multi-Unit, Public and Residential Irrigation  ($8.30)

Blended Multi-Unit  ($7.74)

Commercial
Tier 1   ($8.55)
Tier 2 - Surcharge ($10.49)

Reclaimed Water
Irrigation   ($6.64)

All Rates are per 1,000 gallons

Residential Water                                                  
1,000 - 8,000 gallons  ($4.46)                                                              
9,000 - 40,000 gallons  ($8.15)
41,000 gallons and over  ($10.18)

Multi-Unit, Public and Residential Irrigation  ($9.43)

Blended Multi-Unit  ($8.80)

Commercial
Tier 1   ($9.72)
Tier 2 - Surcharge ($11.92)

Reclaimed Water
Irrigation   ($7.55)

Sewer 

Residential Single Family - per unit*  ($7.84 with a minimum charge of $15.68)

All Others - per unit*  ($8.15 with a minimum charge of $16.30)

New Construction - flat monthly rate**  ($32.45)

* Units = Average monthly water consumption billed during the sewer rate calculation period of January through March divided by 1,000
**Flat monthly rate until Average Monthly Water Consumption is calculated

Any new occupant of Single Family residential units shall be charged based on the Average Monthly Water Consumption of all single family homes billed by the city. Any new multi-unit accounts shall be charged the Average Water Consumption for existing multi-family units billed by the city. 

Residential Single Family - per unit*  ($7.84 with a minimum charge of $15.68)

All Others - per unit*  ($8.15 with a minimum charge of $16.30)

New Construction - flat monthly rate**  ($32.45)

* Units = Average monthly water consumption billed during the sewer rate calculation period of January through March divided by 1,000
**Flat monthly rate until Average monthly water consumption is calculated

Any new occupant of Single Family residential units shall be charged based on the Average Monthly Water Consumption of all single family homes billed by the city. Any new multi-unit accounts shall be charged the Average Water Consumption for existing multi-family units billed by the city. 

Residential Single Family - per unit*  ($9.80 with a minimum charge of $19.60)

All Others - per unit*  ($10.18 with a minimum charge of $20.36)

New Construction - flat monthly rate**  ($40.56)

* Units = Average monthly water consumption billed during the sewer rate calculation period of January through March divided by 1,000
**Flat monthly rate until Average monthly water consumption is calculated

Any new occupant of Single Family residential units shall be charged based on the Average Monthly Water Consumption of all single family homes billed by the city. Any new multi-unit accounts shall be charged the Average Water Consumption for existing multi-family units billed by the city. 

Stormwater

Single Family Detached Residential - based upon 3,100 sq. ft. of impervious area - per month  ($6.00) 

All other property - including commercial, apartments, townhomes, etc. - per month / per 1,000 square feet of impervious area* - ($1.93) 
*Impervious area includes roofs, driveways, sidewalks, etc. 

Other Charges and Fees

Residential

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  ($6.00)
Meter Charge - per month (See Meter Breakpoints)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)


Commercial

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  ($6.00)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)

Residential

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  (N/A)
Meter Charge - per month (See Meter Breakpoints)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)

Commercial

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  (N/A)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)

Residential

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  (N/A)
Meter Charge - per month (See Meter Breakpoints)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)

Commercial

Roadway Improvement Fee - per month  (N/A)
Late Fee  ($10.00)
Returned Check Fee  ($30.00)
Non-Payment Fee  ($45.00)
Transfer of Service  ($35.00)

COMMERCIAL/RESIDENTIAL METER BREAKPOINTS

Meter Size        
Monthly Meter
Service Charge
5/8"

$13.05
3/4"

$19.33
1"

$27.78
1 1/2"

$47.18
2"

$69.19
3"

$144.39
4"

$208.59
6"

$388.70
8"

$582.72
10"

$891.62


Additional sizes available upon request.  

Meter Size  

Monthly Meter
Service Charge
5/8"

$14.35
3/4"

$21.26
1"

$30.55
1 1/2"

$51.89
2"

$76.10
3"

$158.82
4"

$229.44
6"

$427.57
8"

$640.99
10"

$980.78


Additional sizes available upon request.  

Meter Size   
   Monthly Meter
Service Charge
5/8"

$16.31
3/4"

$24.16
1"

$34.72
1 1/2"

$58.97
2"

$86.48
3"

$180.48
4"

$260.73
6"

$485.87
8"


$728.40
10"

$1,114.52


Additional sizes available upon request.  

As our city’s utility system ages, more and more repairs and replacements are required. Westminster experiences some of the same increases in costs that homeowners do. Maintaining aging systems is expensive, though Westminster is able to do it and keep water and sewer rates at about average for the region. 

Please watch these videos, which give detailed information on what your rates pay for. 

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