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Water Rates

INSTALLATION FEE INCREASE 2012  


On June 4, 2012 Pasadena City Council approved amendments to the Water Rate Ordinance, effective upon publication of the ordinance (mid-July). The Department is authorized to:  

1) Charge its actual cost for lateral connections, fire hydrant installations and extensions, cross connections, meter installations and/orexaminations, and other such services. “Actual cost” shall be defined in the ordinance to include labor, material, and equipment costs. This change replaces the fixed charges and fees which are set forth in the present Water Rate Ordinance.

2) Amend various other sections of the Water Rate Ordinance to improve the clarity of wording and/or consistency with other sections and legal requirements.

Documentation:  

1. Agenda Report, June 4, 2012   

2. Notice of Public Hearing in English   

3 . Notice of Public Hearing in Spanish   

4 . Average Actual Water Service installation Costs   

5 . Average Actual Costs vs. Current Rate Ordinance (Graph)   

6 . Typical Labor & Equipment   

7 . Examples of Materials   

8. Customer Driven Revenue & Expenses   

 


CURRENT RATES  


INSIDE CITY COMMODITY RATES (Area A)
Cost Per Billing Unit (HCF)
 

 

Cost Per Billing Unit* in SUMMER (Apr. 1 - Sept. 30)
for Inside City Water Accounts
 

Rate Tier   As of Oct 1, 2013   
Block 1   $1.22537 / HCF  
Block 2   $2.81851 / HCF  
Block 3   $3.31921 / HCF  
Block 4   $4.07026 / HCF  

 

Cost Per Billing Unit* in WINTER (Oct. 1 - March 31)
for Inside City Water Accounts
 

Rate Tier   As of Oct. 1, 2014   
Block 1   $1.29885 / HCF  
Block 2   $2.84559 / HCF  
Block 3   $3.33171 / HCF  
Block 4   $4.06089 / HCF  

 

OUTSIDE CITY COMMODITY RATES (Area B)
Cost Per Billing Unit (HCF)
 

 

Cost Per Billing Unit* in SUMMER (Apr. 1 - Sept. 30)
for Outside City Water Accounts
 

Rate Tier   As of Oct. 1, 2013   
Block 1   $1.45296 / HCF  
Block 2   $3.44438 / HCF  
Block 3   $4.07026 / HCF  
Block 4   $5.00908 / HCF  

 

Cost Per Billing Unit* in WINTER (Oct. 1 - March 31)
for Outside City Water Accounts
 

Rate Tier   As of Oct. 1, 2014   
Block 1   $1.51981 / HCF  
Block 2   $3.45323 / HCF  
Block 3   $4.06088 / HCF  
Block 4   $4.97236 / HCF  

* Water usage is billed by hundred cubic feet (HCF). 1 HCF = 748 gallons. One billing unit (BU) is equivalent to one HCF (748 gallons), and both terms are used interchangeably.  

BILLING UNIT ALLOWANCE
Per Block/Meter Size
 


Monthly Billing Unit ** Allowance for Each Rate Block, by Meter Size
 

Meter Size  

Block 1  

Block 2  


Block 3
 


Block 4
 

5/8"  

0-8 HCF*  

9-24 HCF*  

25-34 HCF*  

35 HCF*  

3/4"  

0-8  

9-24  

25-34  

35  

1"  

0-12  

13-40  

41-60  

61  

1 1/2"  

0-22  

23-86  

87-132  

≥133  

2"  

0-48  

49-188  

189-290  

≥291  

3"  

0-116  

117-500  

501-860  

≥861  

4"  

0-225  

226-1,000  

1,001-1,800  

1,801  

6"  

0-500  

501-5,600  

5,601-8,800  

8,801  

8"  

0-500  

501-5,600  

5,601-10,000  

10,001  

10"  

0-500  

501-24,000  

24,001-32,000  

32,001  

12"  

0-500  

501-24,000  

24,001-32,000  

32,001  

** Water usage is billed by hundred cubic feet (HCF). 1 HCF = 748 gallons. One billing unit (BU) is equivalent to one HCF (748 gallons), and both terms are used interchangeably.  

FIXED CHARGES  


Monthly Combined
D&C and FPS Charges***
 

MeterSize  

As of July 1, 2011  

Inside City  

Outside City  

5/8" & 3/4"  

$17.51   $21.79  

1"  

$33.25   $41.38  

1 1/2"  

$68.41   $84.85  

2"  

$157.66   $196.21  

3"  

$385.08   $479.32  

4"  

$592.13   $737.76  

6"  

$912.95   $1,135.69  

8"  

$1,485.83   $1,849.91  

10"  

$1,933.60   $2,407.46  

12"  

$2,192.38   $2,727.77  

*** The Distribution and Customer Charge (D&C) covers the ongoing cost of water distribution system maintenance, metering, customer service and billing. The Fire Protection Surcharge (FPS) covers maintenance of public fire hydrants.  

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