Learn more about the charges on your water bill.
Water-Fixed Monthly Charge
This fee recovers costs associated with providing “fixed costs” of service associated with providing capital facilities (pump stations, reservoirs, transmission lines, wells, etc.). Fixed costs occur whether or not any water is used.
This charge represents the “unit costs” of pumping, treating, and delivering the commodity (water) itself.
This tax is a pass-through cost from the state, through the Water Authority, and to the customer for funding the State’s water quality testing.
Sewer-Fixed Monthly Charge
This fee recovers costs associated with providing “fixed costs” of service such as sewage lift stations, odor control stations, large diameter interceptor lines, etc. Fixed costs occur whether or not any wastewater flows into the sewer system.
This charge represents the “unit costs” of collecting, treating, and disposing of wastewater.
Facility Rehabilitation Charge
This fee funds the repair or replacement of aging water and sewer lines.