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 24 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.

20/21

CY2020 & CY2021
Rates & Charges

Water Authority

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

Years are calendar years.

Rates and Charges20202021
Customer Service Charge$25,600,000$25,600,000
Storage Charge$65,000,000$60,000,000
Supply Reliability Charge$37,430,000$38,840,000
Transportation Rate ($/AF)$132/AF$150/AF
Infrastructure Access Charge$3.66/ME (1)$4.24/ME (1)
Melded Untreated M&I Supply Rate ($/AF)$925/AF$940/AF
Melded M&I Treatment Rate ($/AF)$280/AF$295/AF
Special Agricultural Water Rate Untreated ($/AF)$755/AF$777/AF
Special Agricultural Water Rate Treated ($/AF)$1,035/AF$1,072/AF
Water Standby Availability Charge (2)$10$10

MWD

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

Ag Credit

Rate Adjustment
for Agricultural Credit

Water Authority

Years are calendar years.

Adjusted Rates20202021
CWA Melded M&I Treated Rate$1,205$1,235
CWA Melded M&I Untreated Rate$925$940
Special Agricultural Supply Rate (MWD Tier 1)$755$777
CWA Credit for Agricultural Water ($/AF)$170/AF$163/AF
Historical

Historical
Rates and Charges

Water Authority

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

Rates and Charges 2015 2016201720182019
Customer Service Charge$26,400,000$26,400,000$26,400,000$26,400,000$25,600,000
Storage Charge63,200,00063,200,00063,200,00065,000,00065,000,000
Supply Reliability Charge26,000,00024,800,00028,600,00030,200,000
Transportation Rate ($/AF)101105110115120
Infrastructure Access Charge2.76/ME2.76/ME2.87/ME2.87/ME3.01/ME
Melded Untreated M&I Supply Rate ($/AF)764780855894909
Melded M&I Treatment Rate ($/AF)278280290300276
Special Agricultural Water Rate Untreated ($/AF)582594666695731
Special Agricultural Water Rate Treated ($/AF)8608749569951,007
Standby Availability Charge1010101010

MWD

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

Rates and Charges20152016201720182019
Capacity Charge10,738,14012,406,380 9,105,600 8,019,440 8,262,020
Readiness-to-Serve Charge *25,043,40222,145,91218,623,57712,909,48614,870,729