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Water Rates

Water rates effective August 1, 2017.

  • Information about sewer rates is available at the Wastewater web page.
  • Information about recycled water rates is available at the Recycled Water web page.

Single-Family Domestic Customers

The typical single-family domestic customer has a 3/4-inch meter (some larger homes may have a 1-inch meter). The total bill is a combination of the monthly meter base fee (which is based on the size of the meter) and the amount of water used. For billing purposes, the Public Utilities Department measures water used by hundred cubic feet or HCF. Each HCF equals 748.05 gallons.

The monthly charges for a typical single-family domestic customer are:

Base fee: $24.22

0 - 4 HCF used are billed at $4.842 per HCF.

5 - 12 HCF used are billed at $5.423 per HCF.

13 - 18 HCF used are billed at $7.748 per HCF.

Each HCF used after the initial 18 HCF is billed at $10.895 per HCF.

Other Domestic Customers

The total bill for multi-family domestic customers is a combination of the monthly meter base fee (which is based on the size of the meter) and the amount of water used. These customers pay $5.860 per HCF. Please see the chart below to find the meter base fee.

Commercial and Industrial Customers

The total bill for Commercial and Industrial customers is a combination of the monthly meter base fee (which is based on the size of the meter) and the amount of water used. These customers pay $5.718 per HCF. Please see the chart below to find the meter base fee.

Temporary Construction 

The total bill for Temporary Construction is a combination of the monthly meter base fee (which is based on the size of the meter) and the amount of water used. These customers pay $6.607 per HCF. Please see the chart below to find the meter base fee.

Irrigation Customers

The total bill for Irrigation Customers is a combination of the monthly meter base fee (which is based on the size of the meter) and the amount of water used. These customers pay $6.496 per HCF. Please see the chart below to find the meter base fee.

Meter Size Base Fee
5/8" $ 24.22
3/4" $ 24.22
1" $ 32.08
1.5" $ 50.05
2" $ 72.51
3" $ 125.28
4" $ 200.51
6" $ 386.90
8" $ 611.46
10" $ 874.20
12" $1,622.00
16" $2,820.05

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are per month. Rates are not guaranteed for the entire year. It is possible the San Diego County Water Authority or the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California could raise the price of water. If that occurs, rates may be adjusted accordingly.

For questions or concerns, call the Public Utilities Department at (619) 515-3516 or email [email protected]