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Rates

Domestic (Treated) Water Rate Schedule

Updating the rates is necessary for the future sustainability of the District. Rates have been unchanged since 2011 and must be updated. The primary reasons for the update are to provide funding to replace capital infrastructure, account for years of inflation since 2011, and to comply with recent court decisions regarding tiered rates. The new rates reflect the increased cost of updating, operating, and maintaining the GDPUD water system.

In order to update rates, the GDPUD must comply with State law commonly referred to as Proposition 218. The Board authorized the required 45-day public notice on October 24, 2017, and conducted the required public hearing on December 12, 2017. All information related to the rate study is available on the District website.

New Rates – Treated Water

The new rates will include both a fixed charge and a usage charge. The fixed charge no longer includes a 2,000 cubic feet allowance. The monthly charges (billed bi-monthly) are established as follows:

Monthly Base Charge

Meter Size Jan 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
5/8, 3/4, 1” $ 29.41 $ 30.88 $ 32.42 $ 34.04 $ 35.74
1.5” $ 98.02 $ 102.92 $ 108.07 $ 113.47 $ 119.15
2” $ 156.83 $ 164.67 $ 172.91 $ 181.55 $ 190.63
3” $ 313.66 $ 329.34 $ 345.81 $ 363.10 $ 381.25
4” $ 490.09 $ 514.60 $ 540.33 $ 567.34 $ 595.71

An ALT treatment plant supplemental charge of $15.08 per month is also added to the above listed monthly base charge for all treated water customers.

In addition to the monthly base charge and ALT treatment plant supplement charge usage is billed at the following rates:

Usage Rate (per CF): 

Tier Jan 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
All Usage $ 0.0255 $ 0.0268 $ 0.0281 $ 0.0295 $ 0.0310

 * Note: One cubic foot is equal to 7.48 gallons 

Seasonal Irrigation (Non-Treated) Water Rate Schedule

The Irrigation season is May 1st through September 30th but is subject to change. Irrigation water is billed bi-monthly, in advance, at the same time that billing occurs for treated water accounts. The monthly charges for irrigation water customers are established as follows:

Meter Size Jan 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020 Jan 1, 2021 Jan 1, 2022
½ Miner’s Inch
(Pipelines only)
$ 77.00 $ 84.80 $ 93.20 $ 102.60 $ 112.80
Per each 1 Miner’s Inch $ 154.20 $ 169.60 $ 186.60 $ 205.20 $ 225.80

 *Note:

1 miner's inch = 11.22 gallons per minute
= 673 gallons per hour
= 16,157 gallons per day
= 494,000 gallons per month
2,500,000 gallons per
5 months season