CVWD Rates

Water Rates 

Effective January 1, 2022, CVWD enacted a new five-year rate series that included several changes to the water rate structure. The changes include monthly meter charges based on the size of the customer's meter, the tiered rates based on the amount of water used, and the tier allotments based of the amount of water CVWD can secure from different sources. In total, these changes to water rates will increase CVWD revenue by approximately 2.8% per year. These revenue increases allow CVWD to meet water quality standards, pay for the increasing cost of operations, repair or replace critical infrastructure, meet debt requirements, and ensure adequate water supplies.

The monthly meter service charges are based on the size of the customer meter and are in exact proportion to the flow capacity of the meters.  Most residential meters are ¾” or 1” in size.  The CVWD meter charges and effective dates are as follows:

Meter Size

Jan 1, 2022

Jan 1, 2023

Jan 1, 2024

Jan 1, 2025

Jan 1, 2026

3/4”

$25.30

$26.01

$26.74

$27.49

$28.26

1”

$40.08

$41.21

$42.37

$43.56

$44.78

1 ½”

$77.02

$79.18

$81.40

$83.68

$86.03

2”

$121.36

$124.76

$128.26

$131.86

$135.56

3”

$239.59

$246.30

$253.20

$260.29

$267.58

4”

$372.60

$383.04

$393.77

$404.80

$416.14

6”

$742.08

$762.86

$784.23

$806.19

$828.77

8”

$1,185.44

$1,218.64

$1,252.77

$1,287.85

$1,323.91

10”

$1,776.59

$1,826.34

$1,877.48

$1,930.05

$1,984.10

12”

$2,497.07

$2,566.99

$2,638.87

$2,712.76

$2,788.72


The four-tiered water rate structure reflects a range of costs for the various water supplies that CVWD is able to utilize.  All customers begin each billing month in the lowest price tier and graduate to higher tiers based on the amount of water used.  The CVWD tiered charges per unit (HCF) are as follows:

Jan 1, 2022

Jan 1, 2023

Jan 1, 2024

Jan 1, 2025

Jan 1, 2026

Tier 1

$1.67

$1.72

$1.77

$1.82

$1.88

Tier 2

$2.07

$2.13

$2.19

$2.26

$2.33

Tier 3

$3.55

$3.65

$3.76

$3.87

$3.98

Tier 4

$3.76

$3.87

$3.98

$4.10

$4.22


The volume of water allocated to each tier is based on the exact proportional size (hydraulic capacity) of the customer's meter. The monthly allocations in units (HCF) for the various meter sizes are as follows:

Tier Thresholds

Meter Size

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

3/4”

6

18

36

> 36 hcf

1”

10

30

60

> 60 hcf

1 ½”

20

60

120

> 120 hcf

2”

32

96

192

> 192 hcf

3”

64

192

384

> 384 hcf

4”

100

300

600

> 600 hcf

6”

200

600

1,200

> 1200 hcf

8”

320

960

1,920

> 1920 hcf

10”

480

1,440

2,880

> 2880 hcf

12”

675

2,025

4,050

> 4050 hcf


CVWD has established a comprehensive Water Supply Shortage Contingency Plan (WSSCP).  This plan consists of 9 progressive stages that address mandatory water conservation requirements.  Under normal conditions, efficient water use practices are required.  If a water supply shortage exists, CVWD may enact a WSSCP stage by adopting a resolution of the Board of Directors.

Other municipal agencies have the ability to impose charges and fees on CVWD that are related to providing water utility service.  These agencies include the Inland Empire Utilities Agency and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.  These agencies determine and approve the rates independently.  CVWD utilizes pass-through rates to recover the additional costs associated with these charges.

If you have additional questions regarding water rates or your monthly bill, we encourage you to contact our Customer Service Team at 855-654-2893.

​Sewer Rates

Effective July 1, 2019, CVWD committed to a five-year plan that would not raise the Local Sewer Service Charge of $5.73 per EDU per month.  This sewer rate pays for the cost of providing local sewer transmission service which consists of operation and maintenance costs, as well as infrastructure repair or replacement.

CVWD also bills customers for sewage treatment and disposal based on costs imposed by the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA).  The IEUA is a separate agency that provides these services and sets rates independently of CVWD.

​Recycled Water Rates

Effective July 1, 2019, CVWD enacted a new five-year rate series that included 3% annual revenue adjustments to the Monthly Recycled Water Meter Charge and the Recycled Water Commodity Rate.  These revenue increases allow CVWD to pay for the cost of operations and maintenance as well as purchase recycled water from the IEUA.