Capacity Charges

The System Capacity Charge is the cost for the conveyance and storage facilities necessary to operate the delivery system.

The Water Treatment Capacity Charge is the cost for the connection to the 100-million-gallons-per-day regional water-treatment facility. The Water Treatment Capacity Charge is an additional charge for each new meter of a size less than one inch and a corresponding increase for larger meters. The Water Treatment Capacity Charge excludes customers from the cities of Escondido, Poway, and Del Mar, the member agencies whose jurisdiction cannot be serviced by the 100-mgd regional water-treatment facility.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Water Authority has administratively adjusted the system and water treatment capacity charge schedule as reflected in the Calendar Year 2017 table below.    

Calendar Year 2017 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $  5,029 $  128
1 1.6 8,046 205
1.5 3.0 15,087 384
2 5.2 26,151 666
3 9.6 48,278 1,229
4 16.4 82,476 2,099
6 30.0 150,870 3,840
8 52.0 261,508 6,656
10 78.0 392,262 9,984
12 132.0 663,828 16,896

                                    

 

Calendar Year 2016 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $  4,840 $  123
1 1.6 7,744 197
1.5 3.0 14,520 369
2 5.2 25,168 640
3 9.6 46,464 1,181
4 16.4 79,376 2,017
6 30.0 145,200 3,690
8 52.0 251,680 6,396
10 78.0 377,520 9,594
12 132.0 638,880 16,236