Recovering Cost of Services

Each year, the Water Authority Board of Directors sets water rates and charges to recover the cost of providing service to its 23 member agencies, pursuant to legal requirements and industry standards. The rate-setting process occurs generally from March to June, in a public forum with the board. Retail customer rates are set by member agency governing bodies. Rates and charges set by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California also significantly impact Water Authority rates and charges.

23/24

CY2023 & CY2024
Rates & Charges

Water Authority

  1. “ME” means meter equivalent
  2. Fiscal Year charge

Years are calendar years.

Rates and Charges20232024
Customer Service Charge$26,000,000$28,600,000
Storage Charge$60,000,000$63,000,000
Supply Reliability Charge$40,850,000 $43,400,000
Transportation Rate ($/AF)$173/AF$189/AF
Infrastructure Access Charge$4.24/ME (1)$4.41/ME (1)
Melded Untreated M&I Supply Rate ($/AF)$1,085/AF$1,200/AF
Melded M&I Treatment Rate ($/AF)$350/AF$400/AF
Special Agricultural Water Rate Untreated ($/AF)$855/AF$903/AF
Special Agricultural Water Rate Treated ($/AF)$1,205/AF$1,303/AF
Water Standby Availability Charge (2)$10$10

MWD

Current rates and charges for MWD can be found on their site.

Historical

Historical
Rates and Charges

Water Authority

* Readiness-to-Serve is a Fiscal Year charge
Years are calendar years.

Rates and Charges 20182019202020212022
Customer Service Charge$26,400,000$25,600,000$25,600,000$25,600,000$25,600,000
Storage Charge65,000,00065,000,00065,000,00060,000,00060,000,000
Supply Reliability Charge28,600,000 30,200,00037,430,00038,840,00039,340,000
Transportation Rate ($/AF)115120132150173
Infrastructure Access Charge2.87/ME3.01/ME3.66/ME4.24/ME4.24/ME
Melded Untreated M&I Supply Rate ($/AF)8949099259401,009
Melded M&I Treatment Rate ($/AF)300276280295310
Special Agricultural Water Rate Untreated ($/AF)695731755777799
Special Agricultural Water Rate Treated ($/AF)9951,0071,0351,0721,109
Standby Availability Charge1010101010

MWD

* Readiness-to-Serve is a Fiscal Year charge
Years are calendar years.

Rates and Charges2018201920202021 2022
Capacity Charge 9,902,340  8,262,020 8,019,440 9,153,85010,437,100
Readiness-to-Serve Charge *16,276,84014,870,72912,909,48611,739,04210,553,506