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, 2020, the Water Authority has administratively adjusted the system and water treatment capacity charge schedule as reflected in the Calendar Year 2020 table below.    

Calendar Year 2020 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $5,301 $147
1 1.6 8,482 235
1.5 3.0 15,903 441
2 5.2 27,565 764
3 9.6 50,890 1,411
4 16.4 86,936 2,411
6 30.0 159,030 4,410
8 52.0 275,652 7,644
10 78.0 413,478 11,466
12 132.0 699,732 19,404

      

Calendar Year 2019 Capacity Charges
Meter Size, Inches Factor System Water Treatment
Less than 1 1.0 $5,267 $146
1 1.6 8,428 233
1.5 3.0 15,802 437
2 5.2 27,390 757
3 9.6 50,566 1,398
4 16.4 86,383 2,389
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