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, 2019, the Water Authority has administratively adjusted the system and water treatment capacity charge schedule as reflected in the Calendar Year 2019 table below.    

Calendar Year 2019 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $5,267 146
1 1.6 8,427 233
1.5 3.0 15,802 437
2 5.2 27,390 757
3 9.6 50,565 1,399
4 16.4 86,384 2,388
6 30.0 158,018 4,370
8 52.0 273,898 7,574
10 78.0 410,847 11,361
12 132.0 695,279 19,226

      

Calendar Year 2018 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $5,099 141
1 1.6 8,158 226
1.5 3.0 15,297 423
2 5.2 26,515 733
3 9.6 48,950 1,354
4 16.4 83,624 2,312
6 30.0 152,970 4,230
8 52.0 265,148 7,332
10 78.0 397,722 10,998
12 132.0 673,068 18,612