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Summary of Water Service Rates

Beginning in early February 2011, Valencia Water Company (VWC) will have four primary types of water rates: General Metered Services - Residential, which covers individually metered homes; General Metered Services - Non-Residential, which covers businesses and the public sector; General Metered Services - Dedicated Irrigation, which covers meters dedicated to irrigation; and Private Fire Services, which is comprised of sprinkler systems and fire hydrants on private property. Additionally, VWC also provides recycled water to qualified customers where available. The applicable rates have been recreated below for your convenience.

VWC periodically has rate increases and decreases. The rate change will always have an effective date. When a billing period overlaps the effective date of the rate change, only the period and usage after the effective date is assessed at the new rate. This is referred to as prorating the monthly bill.

General Metered Services - Residential

Applicable to all individually metered residential water services for which a water allocation is available.

Monthly Service Charge

This is a readiness-to-serve charge, which is applied to all General Metered Services - Residential accounts. It is based on meter size, and is added to the consumption charge.

Per Meter per month:
Meter Size Rate
5/8 x 3/4 inch $8.40
3/4 inch $ 12.55
1 inch $ 20.90
1-1/2 inch $ 41.80
2 inch $ 67.00
3 inch $ 125.50
4 inch $ 209.20
6 inch $ 418.50
8 inch $ 669.50
10 inch $ 962.50
12 inch $ 1,380.90
14 inch $ 1,883.10

Water Consumption Charges

Charged for all water delivered through the meter.

Per Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF) :

Tier Name Tier Level Tier Rate
Super Efficient Tier 1: Indoor monthly water allocation $1.236
Efficient Tier 2: Outdoor monthly water allocation
Tiers 1 + 2 = 100% of total monthly allocation
$1.471
Inefficient Tier 3: 101% - 150% of monthly water allocation $1.839
Excessive Tier 4: 151% - 200% of monthly water allocation $2.391
Wasteful Tier 5: Use in excess of 200% of monthly water allocation $3.108

The amount of water used within each tier is billed at the corresponding rate for that tier.

Special Conditions:

A surcharge of $0.04 per month is to be applied to the monthly service charge in order to offset revenue reductions given to Low Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) customers .

Due to the under-collection in the utility's Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA), a surcharge of $0.088 per 100 cu. ft. of water used is to be applied to the quantity rates until the under-collection in the WRAM/MCBA has been fully amortized, approximately 12 months.

To offset the decrease in Purchased Water expense from Castaic Lake Water Agency effective July 1, 2013, a surcredit of $0.057 per 100 cu. ft. is to be deducted from the Quantity Rate.

Regulatory Surcharge

This surcharge applies to all water VWC bills, with the exception of resale rate schedules where the customer is a public utility.

A 1.5% surcharge shall be added to all customer bills to fund the administration of VWC's regulatory requirements.


Low-Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) Program

Valencia Water Company  offers a discount to qualifying low-income residential customers.

Income Guidelines:

Number of Persons in Household Total Combined Annual Income
1 up to $23,340
2 up to $31,460
3 up to $39,580
4 up to $47,700
5 up to $55,820
6 up to $63,940
7 up to $72,060
8 up to $80,180
each additional person $8,120

These income limits are effective until May 31, 2015.  For more information on the LIRA program, or to complete a LIRA application, click here.

General Metered Services - Non-Residential

Applicable to all metered water services for which no special rates or water allocations are available.

Monthly Service Charge

This is a readiness-to-serve charge, which is applied to all General Metered Services - Non-Residential accounts. It is based on meter size, and is added to the consumption charge.

Per Meter per month:
Meter Size Rate
5/8 x 3/4 inch $8.40
3/4 inch $ 12.55
1 inch $ 20.90
1-1/2 inch $ 41.80
2 inch $ 67.00
3 inch $ 125.50
4 inch $ 209.20
6 inch $ 418.50
8 inch $ 669.50
10 inch $ 962.50
12 inch $ 1,380.90
14 inch $ 1,883.10

Water Consumption Charges

Charged for all water delivered through the meter.

Per Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF): $1.471.

Special Conditions:

A surcharge of $0.04 per month is to be applied to the monthly service charge in order to offset revenue reductions given to Low Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) customers .

Due to the under-collection in the utility's Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA), a surcharge of $0.088 per 100 cu. ft. of water used is to be applied to the quantity rates until the under-collection in the WRAM/MCBA has been fully amortized, approximately 12 months.

To offset the decrease in Purchased Water expense from Castaic Lake Water Agency effective July 1, 2013, a surcredit of $0.057 per 100 cu. ft. is to be deducted from the Quantity Rate.

Regulatory Surcharge

This surcharge applies to all VWC water bills, with the exception of resale rate schedules where the customer is a public utility.

A 1.5% surcharge shall be added to all customer bills to fund VWC's regulatory requirements.

Private Fire Services

Applicable to all private fire services and private fire hydrants.

Monthly Service Charge

This is a readiness-to-serve charge, which is applied to all Private Fire Services accounts. It is based on service size. Private Fire Services are not charged for consumption.

Per Service per month:
Service Size Rate
2 inch $ 22.30
4 inch $ 32.30
6 inch $ 46.10
8 inch $ 61.50
10 inch $ 126.90
12 inch $ 183.80
14 inch $ 249.90

Special Conditions:

A surcharge of $0.04 per month is to be applied to the monthly service charge in order to offset revenue reductions given to Low Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) customers .


Regulatory Surcharge

This surcharge applies to all VWC water bills, with the exception of resale rate schedules where the customer is a public utility.

A 1.5% surcharge shall be added to all customer bills to fund VWC's regulatory requirements.

Recycled and Untreated Water Metered Services

Applicable to all recycled and untreated water metered services.

Monthly Service Charge

This is a readiness-to-serve charge, which is applied to all Recycled and Untreated Water Metered Services accounts. It is based on meter size, and is added to the consumption charge.

Per Meter per month:
Meter Size Rate
5/8 x 3/4 inch $8.40
3/4 inch $ 12.55
1 inch $ 20.90
1-1/2 inch $ 41.80
2 inch $ 67.00
3 inch $ 125.50
4 inch $ 209.20
6 inch $ 418.50
8 inch $ 669.50
10 inch $ 962.50
12 inch $ 1,380.90
14 inch $ 1,883.10

Water Consumption Charges


Charged for all water delivered through the meter.

Per Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF) at 5% above the amount billed to Valencia Water Company by Castaic Lake Water Agency. Currently at $1.236.

Special Conditions:

A surcharge of $0.04 per month is to be applied to the monthly service charge from the effective date of Advice Letter No. 112 in order to offset revenue reductions given to Low Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) customers .

Due to the under-collection in the utility's Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA), a surcharge of $0.088 per 100 cu. ft. of water used is to be applied to the quantity rates until the under-collection in the WRAM/MCBA has been fully amortized, approximately 12 months.

To offset the decrease in Purchased Water expense from Castaic Lake Water Agency effective July 1, 2013, a surcredit of $0.057 per 100 cu. ft. is to be deducted from the Quantity Rate.


Regulatory Surcharge

This surcharge applies to all VWC water bills, with the exception of resale rate schedules where the customer is a public utility.

A 1.5% surcharge shall be added to all customer bills to fund VWC's regulatory requirements.

General Metered Services - Dedicated Irrigation  

Applicable to all dedicated irrigation metered water services for which a water allocation is available.

Monthly Service Charge

This is a readiness-to-serve charge, which is applied to all General Metered Services - Dedicated Irrigation Metered accounts. It is based on meter size, and is added to the consumption charge.

Per Meter per month:
Meter Size Rate
5/8 x 3/4 inch $8.40
3/4 inch $ 12.55
1 inch $ 20.90
1-1/2 inch $ 41.80
2 inch $ 67.00
3 inch $ 125.50
4 inch $ 209.20
6 inch $ 418.50
8 inch $ 669.50
10 inch $ 962.50
12 inch $ 1,380.90
14 inch $ 1,883.10

Water Consumption Charges

Charged for all water delivered through the meter.

Per Hundred Cubic Feet (CCF) :

Tier Name Tier Level Tier Rate
Super Efficient Tier 1: 0 - 35% of the monthly water allocation $1.236
Efficient Tier 2: 36 - 100% of the monthly water allocation
Tiers 1 + 2 = 100% of total monthly allocation
$1.471
Inefficient Tier 3: 101% - 150% of monthly water allocation $1.618
Excessive Tier 4: 151% - 200% of monthly water allocation $1.861
Wasteful Tier 5: Use in excess of 200% of monthly water allocation $2.326

The amount of water used within each tier is billed at the corresponding rate for that tier.

Special Conditions:

A surcharge of $0.04 per month is to be applied to the monthly service charge from the effective date of Advice Letter No. 112 in order to offset revenue reductions given to Low Income Ratepayer Assistance (LIRA) customers .

Due to the under-collection in the utility's Water Revenue Adjustment Mechanism/Modified Cost Balancing Account (WRAM/MCBA), a surcharge of $0.088 per 100 cu. ft. of water used is to be applied to the quantity rates until the under-collection in the WRAM/MCBA has been fully amortized, approximately 12 months.

To offset the decrease in Purchased Water expense from Castaic Lake Water Agency effective July 1, 2013, a surcredit of $0.057 per 100 cu. ft. is to be deducted from the Quantity Rate.

Regulatory Surcharge

This surcharge applies to all VWC water bills, with the exception of resale rate schedules where the customer is a public utility.

A 1.5% surcharge shall be added to all customer bills to fund VWC's regulatory requirements.

Dedicated Irrigation Metered Services - Mixed Sources

For more information please refer to Valencia Water Company rate schedules for Dedicated Irrigation  Metered  Services -- Mixed Sources.




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