2021 Utility Rate Changes

The City Council approved 2021 utility rate increases. The Water and Sewer Utility Fund is being challenged by three factors:

  • Lower water demand due to successive cool and wet lawn watering seasons
  • The success of our water efficiency program
  • An increase in infrastructure replacement activity

Therefore, water and city sewer fee increases are needed to help cover operational and renewal and replacement costs.

Increases

  • Residential and commercial water rates increase in 2021 by $0.20 per thousand gallons; this increases the base water rate from $1.40 to $1.60 per thousand gallons
  • The administrative fixed fee for water increases by $2 per quarter
  • The commercial and homeowner association (HOA) irrigation rate increases from $2.95 to $3.18 per thousand gallons
  • The 2021 irrigation rate increase reflects the fifth step of a five-step increase plan approved by City Council in 2016
  • The city's portion of the sanitary sewer rate increases in 2021 by $1.13 from $28.12 to $29.25 per quarter
  • The storm water rate for single-family homes/duplexes/twin homes will increase from $19.88 to $20.50 per quarter